In addition to course work, students are engaged in thesis research. Every student is supervised by an advisor. The M.S. Program with Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 21 credits (with 7 courses). In addition to the credit courses, students must complete the non-credit courses; CHEM 595/695 Thesis, CHEM 590 Seminar, ENGL 500 Graduate Writing and TEAC 500 Teaching Experience.