Thesis Master's

Requirements

  • 7 approved four-unit courses, including six graduate-level courses, with a grade of B or better
  • CHEM 280, 290, 291, and 399 may not be used towards the thesis master's
  • Submission of a master’s thesis
  • Students must advance to candidacy for the master's degree at least one quarter prior to earning their degree

Coursework Master's

Requirements

  • 10 approved four-unit courses, including eight graduate-level courses, with a grade of B or better
  • CHEM 290, 291, and 399 may not be used towards the coursework master's
  • One quarter of CHEM 280 (minimum 4 units) may be used towards the coursework master's only
  • Students must advance to candidacy for the master's degree at least one quarter prior to earning their degree

ChaMP Master's

Requirements

  • 10 core courses and 3 electives that make up the required coursework for the ChaMP Ph.D. program, with a grade of B or better.
  • Students must advance to candidacy for the master's degree at least one quarter prior to earning their degree

Master's Advancement to Candidacy

Advancement to candidacy for the master's degree is independent of advancement for the PhD (a.k.a. "orals"), and must be done the quarter before the degree is expected, at the latest.

To advance to candidacy for the master's degree, please complete the Chemistry Master's Advancement to Candidacy Form. Once submitted, Garrett will prepare the Graduate Division DocuSign form for you to complete and sign.

Questions

If you are a current UCI graduate Chemistry student and have questions about the master's degree, including requirements, advancing to candidacy, or terminal master's degrees, please contact Garrett (gyoshito@uci.edu).