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The Master of Science in Polymer and Coatings Science is offered through the Department of Chemistry. The program requires 48 quarter hours.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||48|
Program Specific Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Critique the results of experiments and representative problems based on core chemical principles orally and in writing.
- Graphically represent scientific data for a professional audience.
- Devise the synthesis of polymeric materials, describe their physical properties based on experimental data, and propose novel applications for their use.
Concentration Specific Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Formulate a chemical problem of interest and propose an appropriate solution.
- Integrate chemical knowledge to create a persuasive and justifiable scientific argument regarding their results.
- State future directions for and impact of their work on the scientific community.
Core Courses (16 credit hours):
|CHE 422||INORGANIC STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY||4|
|CHE 450||ADVANCED MECHANISTIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHE 452||ADVANCED SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|Select one special topics course from the following:||4|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY|
Special topics courses may be repeated as long as the topic of the course is different.
Non-Thesis Option (32 credit hours):
& CHE 431
and POLYMER SYNTHESIS LABORATORY
|CHE 432||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF POLYMERS||4|
& CHE 435
and POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY
|CHE 436||POLYMER TECHNOLOGY||4|
|CHE 438||MATERIAL SCIENCE||4|
|CHE 464||COATINGS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||4|
|CHE 466||COATINGS PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS||4|
Thesis Option (32 credit hours):
Students interested in pursuing the Thesis Option would select any course combination from the Non-Thesis Option for 20 credit hours and the following:
|MS thesis students must write a thesis based on their research project and successfully defend their thesis.|
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to remain in good standing. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on academic probation.
Students on academic probation have at most one academic quarter of coursework to raise their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.75. If a student does not, then he/she may be dismissed for a violation of satisfactory progress.
All students are expected to adhere to the Code of Student Responsibility as outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook. Any violation of the Code of Student Responsibility is considered very serious and is grounds for probation or dismissal at the discretion of the Chemistry Graduate Committee or Dean of Students.
An applicant may be admitted conditionally to the program at the discretion of the Chemistry Graduate Committee for one or more of the following reasons:
- Undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75 but the student has shown considerable promise in other areas (such as research).
- The applicant is missing one or two of the required courses but otherwise has met all of the criteria for admission; the applicant will be required to complete the missing coursework either at DePaul or comparable institution as a condition prior to taking graduate courses for which the missing course(s) is(are) prerequisite.
The Chemistry Graduate Committee will consider other circumstances not included in the above list on an individual basis.
Up to 12 quarter hours (or semester equivalent) of coursework may be accepted as transfer credit towards the M.S. degree for courses taken at another institution or through another DePaul program that articulate with current courses in the chemistry graduate program. Credits applied toward the completion of a degree at DePaul or another institution will not be accepted as transfer credit. Written approval must come from graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies.
At a minimum, students need to earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Graduation with Distinction
Students may graduate “with distinction” by earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 for coursework applied toward the chemistry graduate program, or on the recommendation of the thesis defense committee.
Students pursuing a master's degree must complete all requirements for the master's degree within a maximum of six years from their first term of enrollment in the program.