Applicants must have earned a degree equivalent to fulfilling the requirements for a Chemistry (BS) or Biochemistry (BS) with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from a college accredited by the American Chemical Society or equivalent. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. All applications must be approved by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.
Students who wish to complete the Clinical Biochemistry track and do not have the appropriate background will be expected to take Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II as prerequisite work.
30 credit hours of approved graduate work
The entire course of study must constitute a unified program. Each student must have a proposed curriculum approved by the department’s academic advisor and the department chair within one semester after entering the program.
Capstone Experience: Complete one of the following:
A thesis of publishable quality based on original chemical laboratory research must be presented at a public seminar and defended before the student’s committee immediately thereafter. A research proposal must be accepted by the student’s thesis committee at least one semester prior to the oral defense of the thesis.