Study at the master’s level includes a range of fundamental courses in chemical engineering and allied areas and independent study or research in an area of specialization. The non-thesis program in chemical engineering is particularly suited for non-chemical engineers, non-engineers, part-time students, and students not interested in research work.
Admissions requirements are:
- A Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, an engineering discipline other than chemical engineering or in one of the physical sciences;
- A 3.0 minimum overall grade point average in undergraduate study;
- Approval by the discipline graduate coordinator and Graduate Dean.
Successful non-thesis master’s program applicants typically have GRE subscores greater than 150 for verbal reasoning and 148 for quantitative reasoning.
Applicants should designate their major fields of research interest in the application. Admission may be denied to maintain the desired balance of students in various interest fields.
Master’s program applicants from non-English speaking countries who have not received a degree from a U.S. university must have a minimum TOEFL score of 85 on the internet-based exam or 563 on the paper exam. Applicants from non-English speaking countries may submit a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam in place of the TOEFL.
Students enrolled in the program are not considered for departmental teaching assistantships and are not eligible for research assistantships.
Applicants are selected for admission on or about February 1 and October 1.
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.
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.
A 3.0 grade point average is the minimum required for the master’s degree programs. Students must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average and at least a 3.0 average in their major field of study.
Not more than six hours of coursework with a grade of C can be applied toward a master’s degree.