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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Chemistry (non-thesis option) (CHA)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 40.0501
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry Department (CHM)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jennifer Lewis
Phone: 813-974-1286
Email: jennifer@usf.edu

Website: http://chemistry.usf.edu


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Department of Chemistry offers Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Non-thesis Master of Arts degrees. The Chemistry graduate faculty is comprised of full-time senior faculty members, all holding the Ph.D. degree. The combination of a large and strong faculty with a wide variety of courses and electives provides students with programs of study that can be tailored to fit individual needs, while maintaining a sound background in all general aspects of Chemistry. The excellent research facilities and low student-faculty ratio combine to afford unique opportunities for advanced study in Chemistry.

Major Research Areas:
Opportunities for graduate study are available in such interdisciplinary and specialized areas as Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Education, Computer Modeling and Computational Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Bioorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Enzymology, Inorganic Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Metal-Organic Framework Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Natural Products, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Organic Chemistry, Organocatalysis, Photochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymers, Spectroscopy, and Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 1
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions), as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions), as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
  • a preferred minimum score of 149 V (430/800, 47th percentile) and 147 Q (570/800, 28th percentile) on the GRE (the Chemistry subject exam is not required, but recommended).
  • a minimum of a 3.00 grade point average ( based on a 4.00 scale) in all undergraduate coursework, as verified by an official transcript from the applicant's undergraduate institution.
  • at least three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the student's academic background.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must obtain at least a score of 79 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours 30 Credit Hours (Post-Baccalaureate)

Twenty six hours of formally structured courses, sixteen hours of which must be at the 6000 level, as approved by the student's Supervisory Committee.

Core Requirements 6 Credit Hours

CHM 6935         3 credits        Graduate Seminars in Chemistry
CHM 69 78         3 credits        Advanced Research in Chemistry

Electives - 24 Credit Hours
Students may select from the following list of 5000 or 6000 level courses in the Chemistry Department and/or related departments, such as Public Health, Education, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Mathematics, with advisement of the student's Supervisory Committee .

BCH 5045        3 credits        Biochemistry Core Course
BCH 5105       1-3 credits        Biochemistry Laboratory Rotations
CHM 5225        3 credits        Advanced Organic Chemistry I
CHM 5226        3 credits        Advanced Organic Chemistry II
CHM 5452        3 credits        Polymer Chemistry
CHM 5621        3 credits        Principles of Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 5931        1-3 credit(s)        Selected Topics in Chemistry
CHM 6036        3 credits        Chemical Biology
CHM 6150        3 credits        Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHM 6235        3 credits        Spectroscopic Analysis of Organic Compounds
CHM 6250        3 credits        Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Synthesis
CHM 6263        3 credits        Advanced Organic Chemistry II: Physical-Organic
CHM 6279        3 credits        Introduction to Drug Discovery
CHM 6936        1 credit        Chemistry Colloquium
CHM 6938        1-3 credit(s)        Selected Topics in Chemistry
CHM 6945        3 credits        Investigating Chemical Education Research in the United States

Comprehensive Exam
M.A. students are required to prepare a review article that requires integration of topics covered in multiple courses . The topic for the review must be approved by the student's advisor and Supervisory Committee. While there is no requirement to orally present the article to the Supervisory Committee, the student may opt for an oral presentation. The review paper will serve as the final comprehensive examination required by the University.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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