Degree Title and Name: Master of Science in Chemistry
Program Name and Number: Chemistry (Online) – MS3317
Department/Unit: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Delivery Mode: Online
Term(s) of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Overview: The program has been optimized to allow students to earn a master’s degree in a short amount of time (as little as three semesters), while acquiring skills and knowledge in a wide range of topics in chemistry.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts and of selected topics in chemistry.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and communicate original chemical research concepts and outcomes.
Opportunities for Graduates: The online M.S. degree prepares students for a variety of professional positions and for graduate studies. Example sectors for employment include the pharmaceutical industries, analytical service laboratories, government laboratories and biomedical and industrial laboratories. These convenient online courses are particularly well-suited for science teachers and working professionals.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/chemistry/grad/online/
Link to Program Handbook: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/chemistry/grad/requirements/index.cfm
Graduation Requirements: The following minimum requirements must be satisfied to graduate.
- Complete 30 semester hours in Chemistry and approved electives.
- Demonstrate breadth of knowledge competency by passing six 4-credit graduate classes, including five at a level of B or higher (CHEM 5200 - Chemical Literature; CHEM 5805 - Advanced Organic Synthesis: Reactions and Mechanisms, CHEM 5890 - Basic Biochemistry; CHEM 5760 - Modern Inorganic Chemistry; CHEM 5860 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry; CHEM 5510 - Physical Chemistry).
- Register to 6 credits of the Research and Thesis course (CHEM 6950).
- Complete 24 credit hours of graded coursework at the 5000-level, and write a review-type article under the guidance of a research faculty advisor.
Culminating Experience: Students write a review-type article. They defend the document online to a committee.
Admission Requirements: All complete applications are reviewed for admission to the Chemistry online M.S. program. A TOEFL of 80 (IBT) or IELTS of 6.5 across all bands if required for non-English speaking international students. A 4-year bachelor’s degree in chemistry (or equivalent) is recommended, as well as a GPA (or equivalent) of 3.0 or higher.
International Students: This online program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program. However, the M.S. in Chemistry is also offered on the Athens campus (MS3311), and a I-20 may issued based on admission to the residential version.