The Master of Science in Chemistry at Sam Houston State University is designed to train chemists for a career in business, industry or academics. This degree is also appropriate for students planning to continue into PhD programs at other institutions.
This two-year degree program requires you to complete coursework in at least four areas of chemistry—analytical, biochemistry, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical—and to conduct an independent research project culminating in a written thesis. A non-thesis option is also available. There are active research groups in the Department of Chemistry in all of these areas.
The department has a small research mentor/graduate student ratio that produces close interaction between our students and faculty. Our faculty and students regularly work in collaboration with other universities, private industries, and government agencies, such as the University of Santiago in Chile, University of Siegen in Germany, ExxonMobil, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Army.
Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.