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Course Requirements - MS

Program of Study

The following is a summary of the rules discussed in the UGA Graduate Bulletin regarding residency and the Program of Study. Special attention is given to how these rules affect Chemistry graduate students.

  1. A Final Program of Study must include a minimum of 30 hours of resident coursework at the University of Georgia.
  2. A Final Program of Study must include a minimum of 12 hours of letter-graded graduate courses (i.e., 6xxx-9xxx courses).
  3. M.S. chemistry students must include on their Final Program of Study:
    1. Four 3-credit letter-graded graduate courses; a maximum of one of these may be taken outside the chemistry department.
    2. One 1-credit letter-graded seminar course (i.e., CHEM 8120, 8130, 8140, or 8150).
    3. A minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 6 hours of CHEM 7000 (Master's Research).
    4. A minimum of 3 hours of CHEM 7300 (Master's Thesis).
  4. The detailed Graduate School rules and procedures for correctly submitting a Chemistry M.S. Program of Study form are available as a pdf download.

Advisory Committee

In consultation with the research advisor, an Advisory Committee consisting of the research advisor and two additional faculty members (all of whom must be members of the Graduate Faculty) must be chosen by the end of the second semester in residence to develop a Program of Study for the student.

The Program of Study must contain at least 30 semester hours of resident coursework, including:

  1. at least 3 semester hours of Master's Thesis (CHEM 7300), 
  2. no more than 6 hours of thesis research (CHEM 7000),  
  3. 1 hour of graded seminar (CHEM 81X0), and
  4. at least 12 hours of graded (non-S/U) coursework not including research.

This Program of Study must be submitted to the Graduate Program Administrator by the end of the third semester in residence. The specific choice of classes to be included on the Program of Study is determined by the student in consultation with the research advisor, and must be submitted to the student's Advisory Committee for approval. The graded coursework must be in classes open only to graduate students. Students can thus fulfill the 30-hour resident coursework requirement by taking four 3-hour graded (non-S/U) graduate courses + 1 hour of seminar (CHEM 81X0) (= 13 hours of graded coursework) plus 6 hours of CHEM 7000 and 11 hours of CHEM 7300. Students in consultation with their Advisory Committee may substitute graded graduate coursework beyond the required 12-hour minimum or S/U-graded seminar coursework (CHEM 81X0) for up to 8 hours of CHEM 7300 provided that the 30-hour resident coursework requirement is maintained.

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