Jan 20, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22

Chemistry - MS (Online)


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Master of Science in Chemistry

Chemistry (Online) – MS3317

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
100 University Terrace
136 Clippinger Laboratories
Athens, OH  45170-2979
740.593.1737
chemistry@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms 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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts and of selected topics in chemistry.
  2. 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.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/chemistry/graduate/masters-online

Link to Program Handbook: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/chemistry/graduate/requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

Complete 30 credit hours in Chemistry and approved electives.

Breadth of Knowledge Courses


Demonstrate the breadth of knowledge competency by successfully completing six 4-hour courses at the 5000-level or higher, for a total of 24 hours of graded coursework. At least five of these courses must be passed with a grade of B or higher.

Research Hours Requirement


Complete 6 hours of Research and Thesis.

Culminating Experience


Complete a review article under the guidance of a research faculty advisor and successfully defend it (online) to a committee.

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