Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Chemistry is aimed at students who do not wish to pursue laboratory research or are unable to pursue laboratory research due to their work related issues. The M.A. in Chemistry is a non-thesis program that permits students to design programs of study, in consultation with the program advisor, that are compatible with the individual's goals and ambitions. The program is intended to be flexible; elective course work may be drawn from chemistry, science education, business, geological and environmental sciences or biological sciences, among others.

Admission requirements

The following criterion are required for the M.A. in chemistry:

  • Application must be made both to the Office of Admissions - Graduate Admissions and to the Department of Chemistry.
  • International students may be asked to take a test of spoken English proficiency based upon application materials and references.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources should accompany the application.
  • Application materials, including GPA, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation will be used in the determination of admission.

Financial Assistance

  • Information about additional assistantships and fellowships, special assistance for minority graduate students, tuition grant and research funds may be obtained from the Graduate College.
  • Information about student loads and other federal, state and University need-based financial aid programs may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship office.

Program Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate course work with at least 15 hours at the 6000 level or above.
  • A total of 18 credit hours in chemistry are required from the list of courses provided below, including compulsory core courses.

Among electives, students must take a minimum of six credit hours in chemistry at the 6000 level from the following list of eligible courses. Remaining 6000-level courses (minimum of nine credit hours) can be taken based on the field of interest from chemistry, science education, business, geological and environmental sciences or biological sciences, among others.

See the WMU catalog for program requirements.

Questions

Contact the following faculty:

Dr. Ramakrishna Guda, graduate advisor