Master's Program

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We offer a Master of Science (MS) degree and a Master of Engineering (ME) degree in chemical engineering. Students enrolled in these programs achieve mastery of core and specialized areas of chemical engineering, as well as the ability to conduct research on a well-defined problem formulated by the student's faculty advisor.


Our MS degree, which is designed for those with prior Chemical Engineering training, may be completed by following one of three available tracks.
  • Track 1: Thesis (24 months long, research based)
  • Track 2: Project (24 months long, research based)
  • Track 3: Courses (12 months long, course based)

Our ME degree (18 – 24 months long) is a research based degree with an industrial focus. The degree is designed to accommodate both applicants with and without prior Chemical Engineering training, and may be augmented by following a recommended curriculum in one of four areas.

  • Biotechnology
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Informatics
  • Chemistry and Processing of Materials
  • Energy and Sustainability

To apply, please submit undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate grades. GRE and recommendation letters are not required but may be submitted if doing so will strengthen the application.

Program description

Our Master's degree programs require a combination of coursework and/or research for a total of 30 credit hours. MS and ME programs differ in requirements and duration.