University requirements for the coterminal master’s degree are described in the Coterminal Master’s Program section of the Stanford Bulletin.


The coterminal master's degree in Chemistry requires a minimum of 45 units of study beyond the requirements for the concurrent bachelor's degree. Approximately two-thirds of this coursework must be within the Department of Chemistry. At least 12 of the 45 units must comprise graduate-level courses, exclusive of the master's thesis.

For specific course requirements and information about transfer units, see the Stanford Bulletin: Master of Science in Chemistry.

Master's Thesis

The centerpiece of the coterminal master's degree in Chemistry, the master's thesis reflects original research results, conducted under the guidance of a graduate research advisor in the Department of Chemistry.