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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



The MS degree offered at the downtown Denver campus is a broad-based chemistry degree that allows students to take courses and do research in the following basic fields: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical, or environmental chemistry.

The MS program is available to both full and part-time students. The chemistry faculty strives to ensure that students receive excellent advising and supervision of work. Students enrolled in the program have an opportunity to be appointed as laboratory teaching assistants. Research activities on the part of the chemistry faculty provide opportunities for graduate students to obtain research assistantships.

The program offers two plan options:

  • Plan I. Thesis Option: Plan I is a research-oriented program involving a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • Plan II. Course Work Emphasis Option: Plan II is a course work-oriented program involving a minimum of 33 credit hours.

BS-MS Program

While students are completing a BS degree in chemistry, they may also complete some of the requirements for an MS degree in chemistry.

For additional program information and for requirements, click here.