Skip to main content
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Master of Combined Sciences with a Major in Chemistry

A program of graduate study that combines a deeper knowledge of chemistry with supporting information in related scientific fields.

Earn a Master of Combined Sciences from Mississippi College

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in a variety of fields such as biology, medicine, ecology, agriculture, fuels, high technology, material science, and engineering.

The Master of Combined Sciences with a major in Chemistry is perfect for a student who wants to add depth to his or her chemistry knowledge and gain supporting knowledge in related fields such as Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.

  1. All general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Mississippi College must be met.
  2. A combined score of 850 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or a score of at least 450 on either section and a score of 2.5 on the Writing Assessment test of the GRE General Examination is required for most graduate programs. Departments may exercise discretion for students who score between 800 and 840 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and have at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA. Students seeking Class AA Educator License must have met the state minimum scores on the three sections of the NTE Core Battery (Communication Skills-651; General Knowledge-646; Professional Knowledge-649) or PPST (Reading-170; Writing-172; Mathematics-169) or CBT (Reading-316; Writing-318; Mathematics-314).
  3. Twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate work in chemistry and the necessary pre-requisites in the minor field are required.
  1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work must be completed.
  2. A thesis based on laboratory or library research may be substituted for 6 semester hours of course work.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.