Chemistry, M.S. Accelerated

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Application Deadline

March 13


The Accelerated M.S. in Chemistry provides high-achieving students with an opportunity to finish their graduate degree in one year following successful completion of the B.S. in Chemistry (Concentration: B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway) at Southern Connecticut State University.

Application Deadline

Undergraduate Students at Southern Connecticut State University are encouraged to apply for graduate admission no later than the spring semester of their senior year in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions the Friday prior to the start of spring break. Students will select the Accelerated M.S. in Chemistry degree. Please consult the admission requirements below and within the Admissions section of the graduate catalog for more information.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for admissions to the Accelerated M.S. in Chemistry should apply online through the Office of Graduate Admissions website: The applicant’s current SCSU transcript will be automatically added to the application. Students must fill out the online application form, provide a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member indicating that they are willing to supervise the student's thesis research. 

Candidates seeking admission are expected to have completed their bachelor's degree requirements and attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0).  Students will be granted early acceptance to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies through the Office of Graduate Admissions, which is conditional upon meeting the requirements listed above. A final transcript noting the degree and date awarded must he received by the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the beginning of the first semester of graduate enrollment. Upon final approval of the application and planned program by the Office of Graduate Admissions, those accepted into the program will receive a letter of acceptance from the Office of Graduate Admissions verifying their status as a matriculated graduate student.

International applicants should refer to the Admission of International Students subsection of the Application and Admissions section of this catalog for the additional application requirements.

Program Sequence - 30 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation. 12 credits of graduate coursework will be completed within the B.S. in Chemistry (Concentration: B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway) and the student will have 18 credits of graduate coursework remaining.  

Senior Year

CHE 586 – Chemistry Research – 3 credits
CHE 587 – Chemistry Research II – 3 credits
CHE 500-999 – 3 credits
CHE 500-999 – 3 credits

Fifth Year

Complete twelve (12) credits from:
CHE 500-999


Required six (6) credits:
CHE 590 – Research – 3 credits
CHE 591 – Research Thesis – 3 credits