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Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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M.S. Degree Requirements

Except under unusual circumstances, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry does not recruit students seeking the M.S. degree. However, all students who pass the comprehensive qualifying examinations for the Ph.D. degree receive a nonthesis M.S. degree. Students who wish to earn the terminal M.S. degree must complete satisfactorily at least 1/3 of the courses recommended for the Ph.D. degree, present a thesis based on original research or a suitable technical report based on the review of published research in a particular area, and pass a final oral general examination.

Distance Master?s Degree Program

The department also offers a distance master’s program. See the website for details. This program features the same high-quality lectures and courses offered in the Ph.D. program but allows students to complete the degree while working at a remote location. Students typically take 1 course a semester. Most of the courses offered by the department can be taken this way. For questions, contact the director of the distance master’s program, J. Howard Rytting, 785-864-3757,

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