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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Chemistry 160 Degree Requirements M.S. Professional Track (Plan B)  

M.S. Professional Track (Plan B)

M.S. Professional Track (Plan B)

A candidate for the master's degree, Professional Track (Plan B) must complete a total of at least 30 credits of graduate coursework. Up to 10 graduate credits in chemistry or biochemistry may be transferred from other institutions.

To graduate, the cumulative GPA from lecture-course credits must be a 3.0 or better. Any student whose average lecture-course GPA for a given semester falls below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Only one C or C+ and a maximum of 9 credits may be counted toward the 30 credits.

Coursework. At least 27 credits of lecture coursework must be completed from:

56:160:500-level  Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture course
56:115:500-level  Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture course
56:160:500-level  Any 500-level chemistry laboratory course
56:115:500-level  Any 500-level biochemistry laboratory course

One advanced chemistry (115 or 160) course may be substituted with a 500-level graduate Computational and Integrative Biology 121 lecture course 

Independent Study Credit. Two credits of Independent Study courses (56:160:619,620 or 56:115:619,620) are taken under the supervision of a faculty adviser.

Research Seminar. One credit of 56:160:601 or 602. This course is taken during the final semester in which the student will be presenting the summary of their independent study research paper.

Independent Study Presentation and Final Examination. This presentation is given during the semester in which the student completes his or her course of study. The presentation is open to the public and possibly scheduled as a research seminar. 

A diploma application must be submitted online in accordance with the deadlines that can be found at The Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree (side one) should be completed by the candidate and submitted to the graduate director prior to the examination. Application forms are available at The student must inform the graduate director of the intent to complete the final examination. The examination must be completed in accordance with the schedule established by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School-Camden and the chemistry program. In the event of an unfavorable decision, the examination may be repeated twice.

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