MAS Chemistry Option
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Program of Study Forms
Please consult the Registrar's Web Page for Current Program of Study Forms. Students are required to complete a Program of Study Form during their first semester as a degree seeking graduate student. Without a Program of Study form on file, graduate courses may not count towards your degree.
|Dr. Benjamin Caldwell|
|Web Site: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/chemistry|
|You can also contact the Graduate Dean for more information|
Who Should Enroll In This Option?
The MAS in Chemistry degree is designed for: 1) Chemists seeking career advancement in government, industry, medicine, and technology; 2) Recent science graduates looking to gain a competitive edge in the professional job market; 3) Persons re-entering the workforce looking to refine professional and technical skills; and 4) Science teachers seeking professional growth and advancement.
You must be accepted to both the University Graduate School and the MAS Chemistry Option. Please see the section on Admissions Process for more information.
Admission to the MAS Chemistry degree program requires successful completion of an appropriate baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, approval of the Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee, and passing scores on sub-discipline placement exams. Applicants with a GPA from 2.75-2.99 and those failing to achieve a passing score on at least 3 of the 5 Chemistry sub-discipline placement exams may be given provisional enrollment with the requirement to successfully complete (B or better) the undergraduate course in which the substandard scores are achieved. Sub-discipline exams to be administered include: Analytical (Quantitative Analysis + Instrumental Methods), Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Biochemistry. A student accepted under a provisional status may enroll in the MAS professional core courses and only CHE 620, 630, and 640 until the required undergraduate deficiencies are completed.
Unlike the traditional master’s program, Western’s MAS degree provides a solid core of courses in the chosen option, combined with courses in business, communication, marketing, economics, statistics, and management.
The MAS degree is a Professional Master’s Degree because it integrates graduate-level business knowledge with technical competency. Applied learning and applied research are important aspects of the degree, and students will work in teams and apply their skills to real problems and issues. Internships may be a component of the program as well.
MAS CORE CURRICULUM
|Course||Semester Offered||Credits||Course Name||Notes|
|COM 601||Fall||3||Professional and Organizational Communication|
|MGT 503||Fall||3||Organizational Theory||Should be taken first year|
|MKT 605||Spring||3||Marketing Strategy|
|ECO 507||Fall||3||Managerial Economics||If you have not taken an undergraduate economics course please see the instructor|
|MAT 609||Spring||3||Technical Analysis for Decision Making|
|MAS 695||Spring||3||Graduate Colloquium||Should be taken during last year|
|CHE 520||Chemical Safety and Management||3|
|CHE 630||Quality Assurance||3|
|CHE 640||Inustrial Chemistry||3|
|CHE 670||Advanced Chemical Methods||3|
|CHE 680||Chemistry for Innovation||2|