M.S. in Chemistry

If interested in any degree offering in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please review the department webpage: http://www.chemistry.montana.edu/graduate/.

A Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Chemistry requires a minimum of 30 credits and include only those courses listed on an approved Program of Study.  A student’s Program of Study requires approval from a student's research advisor, graduate commitee and the Department Head.  The M.S. degree can include creative scholarship and an accompanying thesis (Plan A) or be based solely on coursework (Plan B).   A thesis M.S. requires that a student take at least 10 credits of CHMY 590 (Master’s Thesis). A comprehesive exam is required.    A coursework M.S. degree culminates with a professional paper or project and requires enrollment in CHMY 575 (Professional Paper).  In Plan B, at least 15 course credits on the student’s MS program of study will need to come from chemistry courses offered in the department.  Graduate Classes outside of the department are permissible with approval from the student’s advisor.  Nine credits at the 400-level are allowed.  Additional information about both types of M.S. programs – coursework and thesis – is published on the Graduate School’s Degree Requirements site: https://www.montana.edu/gradschool/policy/degreq_masters.html.

Acceptable Courses on a Program of Study for an MS degree in Chemistry.

CHMY 501Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 513Computational Chemistry3
CHMY 515Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 517Synthetic Chemistry3
CHMY 524Mass Spectrometry3
CHMY 526Solution NMR Spectroscopy:practical applications to the structural determination of small molecules 3
CHMY 533Physical Organic Chemistry3
CHMY 535Reagent Chemistry3
CHMY 540Organic Synthesis3
CHMY 551Organic Structure Elucidation3
CHMY 554Organometallic Chemistry3
CHMY 557Quantum Mechanics3
CHMY 558Classical & Stat Thermodynamic3
CHMY 559Kinetics & Dynamics3
CHMY 560Symmetry, Orbitals, and Spectroscopy3
CHMY 564Adv Quantum Chemistry3
CHMY 575Professional Paper1-6
CHMY 590Master's Thesis1-10
CHMY 591Special Topics3
CHMY 592Independent Study1-3
CHMY 594Seminar1
MTSI 501Material Structure and Bonding3
MTSI 502Adv Materials Science II3
MTSI 503Optical, Electronic, and Magnetic Properties of Materials3
MTSI 511Thermodynamics of Materials3
MTSI 512Kinetics Phase Transformations3
MTSI 551Adv Materials Characterization3
MTSI 552Adv Material Character II3
PHSX 516Experimental Physics3
PHSX 531Nonlinear Optics/Laser Spectroscopy3
PHSX 506Quantum Mechanics I3
PHSX 544Condensed Matter Physics I3
STAT 511Methods of Data Analysis I3