The Master of Science in Chemistry, Non-Thesis Option, is a course-based degree. Students successfully completing up to ten (10) hours in this option may be invited to pursue the Thesis Option M.S. Degree. Opportunity for this change will be based on performance and the availability of space in the Thesis-Option Program. The Non-Thesis Option requires 30 hours of graduate credit and includes the following twenty-five (25) hours of courses.
Admission to the Program
- All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met. Ordinarily, applications will be invited and received prior to June 30 for admission in the fall semester. Students will be notified by mail concerning their admissions status.
- Minimum criteria. Applicants must have achieved a B.S. in Chemistry at an accredited institution. The Graduate Record Examination must have been taken not more than two years following the bachelor's degree or not more than five years prior to the entrance date into this program. The applicant shall have a score at or above the 40% percentile in each section of the examination.
- Provisional admission. Applicants with a B.A. in chemistry, B.S./B.A. in biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computing sciences, environmental science or equivalent and 24 semester hours of chemistry may be considered for provisional admission. The graduate faculty will evaluate the undergraduate course transcripts of the prospective student and determine whether a need exists for additional upper-division preparatory course work in any area of evaluated deficiency. A background in mathematics and physics (minimum: 6 semesters hours of calculus/analytic geometry, 6 semester hours physics) are required. Upon provisional admission, deficiencies must be completed within the first 18-months of entry into the program. Some courses taken to remediate deficiencies may not receive graduate credit.
- Transfer credit. Up to 6 semester hours of graduate course work in chemistry shall be allowed, but due to the thesis emphasis of the program, no research or thesis credit earned at another institution will be considered. Graduate credit at another accredited institution may offset deficiencies for purposes of provisional admission.