Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering

Students pursuing a M.S. in Chemical Engineering deepen their fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering and gain professional skills and hand-on experiences for industrial careers.

The program offers a thesis and non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 24 semester hours of graduate course work and 6 semester hours of thesis research. An oral defense of the thesis is also required.

The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of course work. For applicants without prior engineering degrees, a Bridge Program is required. This program enables bridge students to complete their M.S. degree in roughly 6 months more than a student entering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. A M.S. in Chemical Engineering degree typically requires two years beyond a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

Interested in applying? Review our admission requirements

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Thesis Option 

Transport Phenomena 3 credits
Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 credits
Classical Thermodynamics  3 credits
Chemical Engineering Electives 6 credits
Approved Electives 6 credits
Approved Mathematics 3 credits 
Master's Thesis 6 credits
Total 30 credits  

Non-Thesis Option 

Transport Phenomena 3 credits
Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 credits
Classical Thermodynamics  3 credits
Chemical Engineering Electives 6 credits
Approved Electives 15 credits
Approved Mathematics 3 credits 
Chemical Engineering Report 3 credits
Total 36 credits  

Notes: 

  • Chemical engineering students in both degree options are expected to attend and to participate in the department's seminars. 

CORE COURSES

4200:610 Classical Thermodynamics

4200:605 Chemical Reaction Engineering

4200:600 Transport Phenomena

Make sure to check out our Graduate Bulletin for a complete course list.