We offer two Master’s degree options in Chemical Engineering: a thesis-based, research intensive degree option, and a coursework-only option. Students can apply and enter as Master’s students, and choose a track during their first semester on campus.

The thesis program gives students the independent research experience necessary to be competitive for the best jobs in the Chemical Engineering industry. The average time to degree completion for our MS students is currently 1.5 years. The first semester is focused on coursework and will evolve into independent research guided by a faculty advisor.

While we cannot guarantee placement with a specific advisor at the time of application, all of our MS students thus far have been placed in their top-choice lab, and we will do our best to match student interests with available faculty.

If students choose the coursework-only track, we expect they can finish the program in 2-3 semesters. Students in the coursework track will focus on core and elective coursework, choosing electives that best fit their career interests, for example in energy, materials, and bioengineering.

Students are assigned space in the Graduate Hub in Marcus Hall.