The Master of Science in the Natural Sciences with a Chemistry Track at Columbus State University is intended to provide students with a curriculum that consists of core and elective courses in chemistry. Students may enroll in the thesis or non-thesis options. Students admitted into the thesis option are required to conduct research in an area of chemistry of their choice, write a thesis and disseminate the results of their research through publication or another appropriate venue. Students enrolled in the non-thesis option are required to complete additional graduate courses from the electives.
In addition to the Columbus State University Graduate School Admissions requirements, all interested applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission for all tracks in the Natural Sciences program:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrated excellent preparation in the Chemical Sciences.
- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than a 3.00 but equal to or greater than 2.75 may be admitted under provisional conditions.
- A minimum combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam. The GRE's must have been taken in the last five years. [ CSU School code: 5123 ]
- A one-page statement of experience and interests.
- Two letters of reference. References should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or professional experience.
- Successful competition of at least 20 semester hours of undergraduate chemistry courses (with two semesters of organic chemistry and at least one semester each of analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry) and excluding General Chemistry I and II lecture and labs.
Complete course requirements for this track be found here: M.S.Natural Sciences-Chemistry Track