Chemistry (Master of Applied Science, M.A.S.)
The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry degree is designed to allow you to pursue advanced training in chemistry, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The program is an innovative degree consisting of academic training in chemistry, along with a professional component including cross-training in business and communications developed in concert with industry and designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. Graduates are equipped to manage the breakthroughs that are created by the research teams. They can interact between researchers and managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments. The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry allows students to pursue advanced training and excel in the field of chemistry while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills, preparing them for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. The program is certified as a Professional Science Masters program by the Committee on Graduate Schools, combining rigorous study of chemistry with skills-based coursework in business fundamentals, economics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, project management, and skills-oriented training in: communications, computation, and working in teams.
- Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
- Completion of an undergraduate degree in chemistry, or a closely related discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
- Application essay stating career goals and how this program fits into those goals. Submit this directly to the Department at the address below.
- Two letters of reference, preferably at least one from an academic source. These should be sent directly to the Department on your behalf.
- Application reviewed and approved by the MAS Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee.
|MGT 604||Organizational Behavior Management||3|
|MAS 695||Graduate Colloquium||3|
|Communication Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)||6|
|Professional and Organizational Communications|
|Writing for Management and Supervision|
|Multilingual Graduate Writing|
|Technical Communications Theory and Practice|
|Proposal and Grant Writing|
|Professional Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)||6|
|Foundations of Professional Ethics|
|Technical Analysis for Decision Making|
|CHE 520||Laboratory Safety and Management||3|
|CHE 530||Principles of Quality Assurance||3|
|CHE 640||Principles of Industrial Scale-up and Production||3|
|CHE 650||Analytical Method Development and Validation||3|
|CHE 680||Intellectual Property in the Scientific Setting||2|
|Select three hours from the following list of courses:||3|
|Applied Chemical Separations|
|Applied Biochemical Techniques|
|Principles of Drug Discovery|
|Graduate Internship in Chemistry|
|Total Credit Hours||35|
NOTE: Students are required to submit a capstone portfolio prior to graduation.
- Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
- Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
- Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).