Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

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The Department of Chemical Engineering offers the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) program. This degree requires 24 credit hours of course work, 6 credit hours of thesis work, a written thesis, and an oral defense. Students must maintain an overall 'B' average in course work and pass the Proficiency in Expository Writing examination. The program offers advanced coursework in chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, transport phenomena and applied mathematics for chemical engineers. Research interests of the faculty include hazardous waste remediation, biopolymers, biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, computational modeling and food processing, and nanotechnology. Graduate students work closely with faculty to design a research program suitable to their talents and interests.

See Graduate Handbook (PDF) for more information.

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