Nanoscience, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement indicating their interest in the program and a current curriculum vitae.

Qualified applicants will have a B.S. degree in an area related to Nanoscience (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, or engineering).

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 31 credit hours

Non-Thesis Option

Foundation Nanoscience Survey Courses (6 credits)
NAN 616Principles of Nanoscience I: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Foundations3
NAN 617Principles of Nanoscience II: Analytical, Statistical, and Computational Foundations3
Nanoscience Elective Courses (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of electives from NAN graduate courses *15
Nanoscience Scientific Ethics (1 credit)
NAN 710Scientific Integrity 1
Nanoscience Practicum (3 credits)
NAN 618Lab Protocols and Practice3
Science Communications (3 credits)
NAN 619Science Communications3
Internship/Practicum (Capstone Experience) (3 credits)
NAN 698Capstone Experience3
Total Credit Hours31
*

Students may select relevant courses from outside NAN in consultation with their committee/advisor.

Thesis Option

Foundation Nanoscience Survey Courses (6 credits)
NAN 616Principles of Nanoscience I: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Foundations3
NAN 617Principles of Nanoscience II: Analytical, Statistical, and Computational Foundations3
Nanoscience Elective Courses (12 credits)
Select 12 credits of electives from NAN graduate courses *12
Nanoscience Scientific Ethics (1 credit)
NAN 710Scientific Integrity 1
Nanoscience Practicum (3 credits)
NAN 618Lab Protocols and Practice3
Science Communications (3 credits)
NAN 619Science Communications3
Thesis Research (6 credits)
NAN 699Thesis6
Total Credit Hours31
*

Students may select relevant courses from outside NAN in consultation with their committee/advisor.

Instrumentation Concentration

Required: 31-33 credit hours

The Master of Science in Nanoscience Instrumentation Concentration involves course work on the theory and application of nanoscale characterization and analytical instruments including scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy techniques, atomic force microscopy, Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and surface analysis tools like the Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This concentration will train individuals in the theory, operation, and implementation of these instruments in the context of material characterization.

Non-Thesis Option

Foundation Nanoscience Survey Courses (6 credits)
NAN 616Principles of Nanoscience I: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Foundations3
NAN 617Principles of Nanoscience II: Analytical, Statistical, and Computational Foundations3
Nanoscience Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of electives from NAN graduate courses *6
Nanoscience Instrumentation Elective Courses (9-11 credits)
Select three courses (9-11 credits) from the following: **9-11
Nanotechniques
Spectroscopy Methods in Nanoscience
Optical Microscopy for Nanoscience
Particle Beam Microscopy for Nanoscience
Molecular Biology in Nanosciences
Advances in Nano-Biosensors
Nanoscience Scientific Ethics (1 credit)
NAN 710Scientific Integrity 1
Nanoscience Practicum (3 credits)
NAN 618Lab Protocols and Practice3
Science Communications (3 credits)
NAN 619Science Communications3
Internship/Practicum (Capstone Experience) (3 credits)
NAN 698Capstone Experience3
Total Credit Hours31-33
*

Students may select relevant courses from outside NAN in consultation with their committee/advisor.

**

Or other courses approved by the student's committee/advisor.

Thesis Option

Foundation Nanoscience Survey Courses (6 credits)
NAN 616Principles of Nanoscience I: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Foundations3
NAN 617Principles of Nanoscience II: Analytical, Statistical, and Computational Foundations3
Nanoscience Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of electives from NAN graduate courses *3
Nanoscience Instrumentation Elective Courses (9-11 credits)
Select three courses (9-11 credits) from the following: **9-11
Nanotechniques
Spectroscopy Methods in Nanoscience
Optical Microscopy for Nanoscience
Particle Beam Microscopy for Nanoscience
Molecular Biology in Nanosciences
Advances in Nano-Biosensors
Nanoscience Scientific Ethics (1 credit)
NAN 710Scientific Integrity 1
Nanoscience Practicum (3 credits)
NAN 618Lab Protocols and Practice3
Science Communications (3 credits)
NAN 619Science Communications3
Thesis Research (6 credits)
NAN 699Thesis6
Total Credit Hours31-33
*

Students may select relevant courses from outside NAN in consultation with their committee/advisor.

**

Or other courses approved by the student's committee/advisor.

Professional Master's in Business Concentration

Required: 31 credit hours

Foundation Nanoscience Survey Courses (6 credits)
NAN 616Principles of Nanoscience I: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Foundations3
NAN 617Principles of Nanoscience II: Analytical, Statistical, and Computational Foundations3
Nanoscience Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of electives from NAN graduate courses *6
Professional Master's in Business Concentration Courses (9 credits)
Select three courses (9 credits) from the following:9
Quantitative Analysis
Financial and Managerial Accounting
Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Leadership
Nanoscience Scientific Ethics (1 credit)
NAN 710Scientific Integrity 1
Nanoscience Practicum (3 credits)
NAN 618Lab Protocols and Practice3
Science Communications (3 credits)
NAN 619Science Communications3
Internship/Practicum (Capstone Experience) (3 credits)
NAN 698Capstone Experience3
Total Credit Hours31
*

Students may select relevant courses from outside NAN in consultation with their committee/advisor.