Graduate Program

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Programs: The Department of Chemistry offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Research opportunities are available in a wide-range of contemporary areas of chemistry, including organic, inorganic, bioinorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. Information about potential research projects are discussed on individual faculty homepages.

MS in Chemistry

The program aims to develop scientists able to perform independent research with moderate supervision in a subdiscipline of chemistry and to present the research results orally and in writing to an audience of peers.

MS Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in a specific subdiscipline of chemistry.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of current research methods in their area of specialization.
  3. Students will be able to orally communicate the background for a research project and any current research results in an open forum.
  4. Students will demonstrate an ability to perform independent research, analyze results, and responsibly manage and disseminate data with moderate supervision as judged by the chosen research mentor.
  5. Students will be able to communicate research results through preparation of one or more manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals and successful completion of an approved thesis.

PhD in Chemistry

The program aims to develop scientists able to develop research projects and perform independent research with minimal supervision in a subdiscipline of chemistry and to present the research results orally and in writing to an audience of peers.

PhD Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in a specific subdiscipline of chemistry.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of current research methods in their area of specialization.
  3. Students will be able to orally communicate the background for their research project, any current research results, and a complete analysis of these results in an open forum and in front of a faculty committee.
  4. Students will demonstrate an ability to develop and prepare a written original research proposal at the frontier of the science and prepare and defend this proposal in front of a faculty committee.
  5. Students will demonstrate an ability to perform independent research, analyze results, and responsibly manage and disseminate data with only occasional advice and direction as judged by the chosen research mentor.
  6. Students will be able to communicate research results through preparation of several manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals and successful completion of an approved dissertation.

Specific Chemistry Department requirements are outlined in Requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Chemistry and general Graduate Degree requirements for the University of Hawaii at Manoa can be found here.