Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Admission to Master of Engineering Program

A non-thesis program leading to Master of Engineering degree in chemical engineering is available and is particularly suited for non-chemical engineers and non-engineers. The admission requirements for this program are more rigorous than for the Master of Science degree and are as follows:

A B.S. degree in chemical engineering, an engineering discipline other than chemical engineering or in one of the physical sciences.

  • A 3.0 minimum overall GPA in undergraduate study, and approval by the discipline graduate coordinator and Graduate Dean.

  • A minimum score of 650 on the GRE General (aptitude) Quantitative Test and a minimum combined (verbal plus quantitative) GRE score of 1000.

  • Students may be asked to take a number of remedial courses at the undergraduate level to make up for deficiencies in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and/or engineering. The student's advisor will select elective courses to strengthen the student in areas not stressed at the undergraduate level.

All applicants from non-English speaking countries who have not received a degree from a U.S. university must score a minimum of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL exam (213 on the computer-based or 550 on the paper-based). Applicants from non-English speaking countries may submit a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam in place of a TOEFL score.
It is a Graduate School requirement that international students must have a four-year baccalaureate degree (first class or division if that system is used) or an advanced degree.

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Not more than six hours of C grades in course work can be applied to a master's degree. Thesis grades are recorded on a pass-fail basis and are not computed in grade point averages. A passing grade in all thesis hours is required.

Initial advisement of all master's program students is done by the Graduate Program Advisor.

All courses taken for graduate credit in these programs shall be selected from those listed in this Bulletin, subject to the approval of the advisor. Independent study must be approved by the Graduate Program Advisor. 

Non-thesis option leading to the Master of Engineering degree

Minimum Total Hours

Required credit hours of master's project 3
Core chemical engineering curriculu (ChE 7003, 7023, 7033, and 7043) 12
Maximum credit hours at approved 6000 level 9
Maximum credit hours of independent study 3
Maximum credit hours outside of major department 9

Students choosing the non-thesis option are required to choose an advisor and form an advisory committee for the master's project before the end of their first semester of residence. The advisory committee will consist of the project advisor and at least two other graduate faculty members.