Dec 04, 2022  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Record 2022-2023

Chemistry


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Chemistry Building
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319
(434) 924-3344
http://chem.virginia.edu/


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework.

Master of Science


Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including CHEM 7010 - Research Seminar I: Introduction to Research  and CHEM 7020 - Research Seminar II: Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics . Students are expected to write and defend a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including CHEM 7010 (Research Seminar I: Introduction to Research) and CHEM 7020 (Research Seminar II: Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics).  In addition, students are expected to complete CHEM 7030 (Research Seminar III: Preparation for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam), CHEM 7021 (Communicating Research to Diverse Audiences) and CHEM 7031 (The Art of Scientific Writing).

Students are expected to pass an advanced two-part examination involving (1) an overview of their current research problem, including a testable hypothesis, the relationship of the project to related work of others and a detailed summary of the progress to date and (2) a critique of an assigned journal article related to their area of research.

Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above by the conclusion of their fourth semester of study.

In their third year, students are expected to demonstrate research progress by participating in a competitive departmental poster session.

In their fourth year, students are expected to deliver a public research seminar followed by a presentation to their doctoral committee of the final outline of their thesis.

Students are expected to undertake a minimum of two semesters of training in pedagogy as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation.

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences . Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.