Distance Masters Program

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry!

John Stobaugh

We are very excited to offer a distance Masters program at the University of Kansas. This program features the same high-quality lectures and courses offered in our Ph.D. program.

This program will allow the industrial scientist, or the student at a collaborating institution, to remain at their respective venues, and earn the M.S. degree under a collaborative academic environment. I believe that you have made a great initial step in considering our Department for graduate studies.

The quality and impact of the Masters thesis project is something we take very seriously. We certainly expect and emphasize excellent performance in a rigorous set of core coursework offered by our program. If you are a highly motivated student, this will not be a significant obstacle to the successful completion of the program. In a distance Masters degree program, we would anticipate that industrial students normally would undertake one course per semester, while students in collaborating academic institutions may find it desirable to take several courses.

Once you have prepared a research proposal that is approved by on-site and distance learning advisors, students can conduct thesis research during the regular semesters and/or during the summer period. Students who complete the program will receive a Masters degree from the University of Kansas, but more importantly, will have developed those skills to help them become an independent research scientist possessing a solid scientific thought process and the confidence to handle new problems that they will encounter in their independent research careers.

I hope that you find our program appealing, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

John Stobaugh, Ph.D.

Director of Distance Masters Program

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