A student seeking a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) degree should choose a research advisor in consultation with the Graduate Program Director during the application process. To be admitted to the program, a research advisor must agree to the student working in his or her laboratory. In consultation with the Graduate Program Director the student should also prepare a list of courses to be taken to fulfill program requirements when applying to the program. A thesis committee will be chosen at the start of a student's program. The committee will assist the research advisor in monitoring student progress throughout the length of the student’s program. The committee will also administer the thesis examination required for the M.Sc. degree.
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Master of Sciences in Chemistry or Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs leading to the degree of Master of Sciences (MSc) in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The following focus areas are available:
Master of Sciences in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Non-thesis Option
The objective of this non-thesis MSc program is to provide an alternate pathway for students to complete an MSc degree in chemistry or biochemistry that does not involve an in-depth research project and thesis.
Accelerated Master's Program
The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) offers highly qualified UCCS chemistry and biochemistry majors (and biology majors; see below) the opportunity to pursue the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BA or BS) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the Master of Sciences (MSc) in Chemistry or Biochemistry concurrently.
Graduate Student Financial Support
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a limited number of $15,000 annual GTAs available. Application for these is a competitive process, and recipients are required to teach four labs over the course of the year (two each in the fall and spring semesters). Additional graduate student financial support opportunities are listed.