A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work must be completed.
A thesis based on laboratory or library research may be substituted for 6 semester hours of course work.
The major shall consist of 18-21 hours of chemistry and minor shall consist of 9-12 hours chosen from Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics with no less than 6 hours in any subject area chosen.
In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MCS must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.