About this course
The master's degree in chemical engineering combines upper-level coursework with the opportunity to conduct research on a topic within chemical engineering and write a thesis. To earn the master's degree, students must complete requirements in three main areas:
- Core coursework: Core coursework requirements can be found in the course catalog.
- Elective coursework: These courses will be selected with the help of your advisory committee.
- Thesis: You must write and defend a thesis that is approved by your advisory committee.
You will develop an individualized program of study with your advisory committee. The program of study describes the specific courses, research and related activities you will take to meet your degree requirements. We recommended that you develop a program of study as soon as possible upon arriving at the University.
Applicants to the master's degree program should have an undergraduate degree in engineering. Applicants without a chemical engineering degree may submit an application; however, they should expect to take prerequisite undergraduate chemical engineering courses to become eligible for graduate coursework in the program.
In general, students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher should be successful in the master's degree program in chemical engineering and are encouraged to apply.