A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit is required for the Chemistry Master of Science degree program, of which no less than 22 hours will be earned in course work. The program of study for the master’s degree will normally include up to 15 hours in the student’s major area of study, 6 to 12 hours in related areas, and one hour of graduate seminar. At least two semester hours of credit must be earned at the 700 level or higher in each of three of the following groups: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, materials, and biological. A master’s thesis that is based on 6 to 8 semester hours of original research must also be defended before one’s supervisory committee.
Admission to advanced degree programs
Undergraduate transcripts are required as are letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your chemistry background. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE, including both the general test and the subject test in chemistry. Students considering graduate work at Kansas State are encouraged to visit the department, to meet with members of the faculty and with other students, and to observe our facilities and educational environment.
We welcome applications from well-qualified international students. Two requirements must be satisfied in order to demonstrate proficiency in English: a score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL and a score of 50 or higher on the TSE. International applicants must also submit the results of the Graduate Record Examinations, including the chemistry subject test.