Feb 21, 2024
Applications for admission are considered year-round with preference being given to students who apply by the following deadlines: March 1 for Summer/Fall, and October 1 for Spring.
Admissions are based on a comprehensive assessment of a candidate’s qualifications including a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and undergraduate and graduate grade point average.
An applicant must have an undergraduate minor in chemistry or its equivalent at time of admission.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
The Master of Science in Chemistry requires a minimum of 30 semester hours with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate.
- prepare an annual plan of study for the following twelve months with the academic advisor;
- successfully complete and present an original thesis approved by the student’s advisory committee;
- successfully complete a comprehensive examination in conjunction with the defense of the thesis (may be taken no more than twice).
Candidate must complete 30 hours in the following course of study:
Required Core Courses (25 hours)
Electives (5 hours)
Complete a minimum of 5 credit hours of additional approved chemistry graduate courses or approved cognate courses in biology, mathematics, computer science, or physics.
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.