Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience

The 33-hour, non-thesis MS in nanoscience follows the Professional Science Master’s degree model, featuring course work in nanoscience and business and an internship to provide practical experience. It is designed for students with strong background in technical fields who seek additional specialized training to qualify them for positions in companies that work in the field of nanotechnology.

Program Objectives

The Professional Master of Science Program in Nanoscience aims to:

  1. Develop in students the scientific knowledge, managerial skills, and professional qualities necessary to excel in employment in their fields.
  2. Strengthen employment-related problem-solving abilities of students.
  3. Improve the quality and economic impact of the program.
  4. Provide students with advanced training in science and business as well as practical workplace skills.

Application and Admission

In addition to the application materials required by UNCG Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement indicating their interest in the program and a current Curriculum Vitae. Students may be admitted for either Fall or Spring terms. The deadline to apply for Fall admission is March 15th and for Spring admission is October 1st. Qualified applicants will have a BS degree in an area related to nanoscience (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, or engineering) and, as a minimum, completed calculus through differential equations.

Degree Requirement

Nanoscience Survey Courses (9 credit hours)
Students choose three courses to introduce them to fundamental concepts, methods, and discoveries in different areas of nanoscience. Courses include the following:

  • NAN 601: Nanochemistry (3)
  • NAN 602: Nanobioscience (3)
  • NAN 603: Nanophysics (3)
  • NAN 604: Nanotechniques (3)

Disciplinary Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

Appropriate courses to build on the undergraduate degree ensuring appropriate depth of knowledge in the student’s discipline will be selected with the student’s program advisor.

Business/Management Courses (9 credit hours)

Internship/Project (6 credit hours) (Capstone Experience)

All students must complete a 6 credit hours internship in an appropriate private or public enterprise engaged in research, commercialization, or manufacturing or 6 credit hours project on an appropriate subject.