Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits is required. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the core courses listed below, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Degree Options

M.S. in Chemical Engineering (courses only)

Core Courses
CHE 611Thermodynamics3
CHE 612Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design3
CHE 624Transport Phenomena I3
CHE 626Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Elective Courses
Three 600 or 700-level Chemical Engineering courses9
Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, or Chemistry course3
Two Elective courses6
Total Credits30
1

500-level courses offered in the department do not count toward degree requirements. 

M.S. in Chemical Engineering (students receiving departmental or research-based support)

Core Courses
CHE 611Thermodynamics3
CHE 612Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design3
CHE 624Transport Phenomena I3
CHE 626Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Thesis 1
CHE 701 Master's Thesis6
Seminar
CHE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Elective Courses
600 or 700-level Chemical Engineering course3
Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, or Chemistry course3
Two Elective courses6
Total Credits30
1

Before deciding on a thesis topic and advisor, students must discuss thesis topics with at least three faculty members and get their signature on a form provided by the department. The signed form with the name of advisor selected and tentative title of thesis topic must be returned to the department for approval. Change of advisor requires consent of the previous advisor and departmental approval. The completed thesis must be examined and signed by three faculty members at least two of which must be on the department faculty. An oral presentation is also required. The MS thesis committee must be formed and submitted to the department for approval at least one semester before the expected graduation date. The department provides a form for the formation of the MS thesis committee.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based support must enroll each semester in CHE 791 Graduate Seminar.

3

500-level courses offered in the department do not count toward degree requirements. 

M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Master's thesis)

Core Courses
CHE 611Thermodynamics3
CHE 612Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design3
CHE 624Transport Phenomena I3
CHE 626Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Thesis 1
CHE 701 Master's Thesis6
Elective Courses
600 or 700-level course(s) in Chemical Engineering3
Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, or Chemistry course3
Two elective courses6
Total Credits30
1

Before deciding on a thesis topic and advisor, students must discuss thesis topics with at least three faculty members and get their signature on a form provided by the department. The signed form with the name of advisor selected and tentative title of thesis topic must be returned to the department for approval. Change of advisor requires consent of the previous advisor and departmental approval. The completed thesis must be examined and signed by three faculty members at least two of which must be on the department faculty. An oral presentation is also required. The MS thesis committee must be formed and submitted to the department for approval at least one semester before the expected graduation date. The department provides a form for the formation of the MS thesis committee.

2

500-level courses offered in the department do not count toward degree requirements.