The master's degree is a valued professional credential, offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, and equivalent may also be admitted on condition that additional undergraduate courses, specified at the time of admission, be taken and successfully completed. International students must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based); 79 (internet-based). A quantitative section of GRE must be at the level approved by NCE, presently at 155.

Thirty credit hours are required for the degree. A thesis is optional.

Core Courses (5 courses=15 credits):
CHE 612Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design3
CHE 624Transport Phenomena I3
PHEN 601Principles of Pharmaceutical Engineering3
PHEN 603Pharmaceutical Unit Operations: Processing of Liquid and Dispersed Phase Systems3
PHEN 618Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Delivery3
Select at least one from these courses (1 course=3 credits):
CHE 714Micromechanics of Part Tech Pr3
CHE 611Thermodynamics3
CHE 603Separation Process Principles3
Select at least one from these courses (1 course=3 credits):3
PHEN 602Pharmaceutical Facility Design3
PHEN 604Validation and Regulatory Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry3
PHEN 605Pharmaceutical Packaging Technology3
Select any combination of three elective courses/thesis courses/project course from the following list (3 courses=9 credits):9
Any of the courses already listed above but not yet taken3
Any courses from the programs specified below:3
Pharmaceutical Engineering (PhEn) (such as courses not taken already)
Chemical Engineering (ChE)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Biology (BIOL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Biopharmaceutical Engineering (PhB)
Pharmaceutical Materials Processing (PhMP)
Pharmaceutical Systems Management
Industrial Engineering (IE)
Engineering Management (EM)
Mathematics (MATH)
Project/Independent Study3
Thesis6