Master of Science in Applied and Industrial Chemistry

  • This program represents IUP's commitment to educating students to be the problem-solvers of tomorrow's industries. Following completion of science proficiency courses, the graduate student will take a set of Professional Development courses designed to augment the student's scientific knowledge with communication, business and management skills to better prepare students to meet the technology challenges of a company. The program will also prepare the student for advancement to management positions within the company. 

    General Admission Requirements

    Students should have completed one year each of inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, general physics, and calculus. Students wishing to specialize in biochemistry should also have had an undergraduate course in biochemistry. A student deficient in the above areas of study may also be admitted, provided these deficiencies are made up concurrently with the student's graduate studies.

    Program Requirements

    I. For those specializing in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry: the student must complete one course in each of the four main areas listed below for a total of 12 cr. (1)

    A. Required Courses (12 cr.) selected from

    CHEM 521 Advanced Instrumental Methods of Analysis  
    CHEM 531    Organic Molecular Structure Determination  
    CHEM 535 Current Topics in Organic Chemistry  
    CHEM 540 Physical Chemistry 3 cr.
    CHEM 610 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr.
    CHEM 620 Analytical Chemistry             3 cr.
    CHEM 630     Organic Chemistry 3 cr.

    B. Electives (3-6 cr.) * (1)

    The student may, with the advice and approval of the advisor, select electives from chemistry, physics, biology, or mathematics. CHEM 690 Research can provide a maximum of six semester hours toward the 30 semester hours necessary for the degree.


    II. For those specializing in biochemistry:

    A. Required Courses (12 cr.) (1) 

    CHEM 646 Biochemistry 3 cr.
    CHEM 623 Physical and Chemical Methods of Separation 3 cr.
    CHEM 630 Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
    CHEM 662 Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes     3 cr.

    B. Electives (3-6 cr.) * (1) 

    CHEM 653

    Animal Physiology

    3 cr.

     and any graduate courses in the natural sciences and mathematics mutually agreed upon by the student and advisor


    III. Professional Development Courses (6-9 cr.)

    The student, with the advice and approval of the advisor, is required to complete a minimum of six semester hours of non-science graduate level courses from the College of Business and Information Technology.


    IV. Research Experience and Internship (6 cr.)

    A. PSM students take 3-6 month internships. (2)

    B. Required Course

    CHEM 600 Seminar 2 cr.
    CHEM 799 Internship Experience 4 cr.

    (1) At least 15 credits from the total of required and elective courses must come from 600-level or higher

    (2) The PSM Coordinator provides guidance in exploring internship sites, but the student must initiate and secure an internship with an industry supervisor. The internship may be completed in whole or in part, in residence at the university with approval of the industry supervisor. The internship experience must lead to an acceptable written report, approved by the student's academic and industry supervisory committee. The student must present the results of experiences at a seminar open to all graduate students, faculty and members of the sponsoring company.