MS in Chemical Engineering

Admission Requirements

The department reviews each applicant on an individual basis. Complete transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to meeting the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field All engineering and natural science disciplines. Applicants with undergraduate degrees outside of engineering may be admitted on limited standing.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study, for the master’s program, and at least 3.50 for the doctoral program. In exceptional cases, applicants with averages below 3.00 but above 2.75 may be admitted on limited standing if they show evidence of substantial ability to complete the program successfully.
  • Tests Required None
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Test); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required.
  • Personal Statement Required.

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the Graduate College, students must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 36.
Required Courses (5 courses; 20 hours)
Transport Phenomena
Advanced Thermodynamics
Fluid Phase Equilibria
Separation Processes
Advanced Mass Transfer
Microhydrodynamics, Diffusion and Membrane Transport
Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Select one of the following:
One course (4 hours) (thesis option)
Three courses (12 hours) (project option)
Four courses (16 hours) (coursework-only option)
Research Credit
M.S. Thesis Preparation (12 hours for thesis option)
Project Research (4 hours for project option)
  • Comprehensive Examination Not required.
  • Thesis, Project, or Coursework-Only Options Thesis, project, or coursework-only options are available.