M.S. in Molecular Science and Technolgy: Curricular Requirements
Thesis or practicum options, thesis strongly encouraged.
Thesis Option: 24 SCH of courses + 6 SCH of research and thesis =30 SCH total.
Practicum Option: 33 SCH of courses + 3 SCH of practicum = 36 SCH total.
The general approach: some breadth of knowledge through formal courses (18 SCH), some depth of knowledge through “Special Topics” or independent study (6 SCH) + research (6 SCH).
Core courses: All students will be required to take one of MSNT 505 (Nanotechnology Principles) or MSNT 521 (Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology) depending on research interests. All students will also take MSNT 502 (Research Methods), and the MSNT 504 (Seminar) as core courses (Please refer to course descriptions.) The remainder of the curriculum is to be determined by consultation with the research advisor and advisory committee.
Some remedial work may be necessary to acquire the necessary background if the student decides to switch fields at this point (e.g., physics students may have to take biology classes and biology students may need to improve their command of the physical sciences).
A one page summary showing the various requirements and options can be downloaded here (PDF format).