Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Female chemical engineering graduate student in lab using equipment

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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Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Awarded $500K NSF Grant for Biological Research

Tue, September 29, 2020

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Excellence in Research (EiR) program to study the biophysics of the shield of sugars (glycans) that typically covers pathogens.Read More >>

Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Partners with Heart of Tabitha Foundation on STEM and College Readiness Workshop

Fri, September 11, 2020

The Heart of Tabitha Foundation partnered with Howard University Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., and Catholic University Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Otto Wilson, Ph.D., to continue offering its annual summer workshop for local high school students in a virtual setting. The workshop focused on college readiness and STEM careers and featured speakers from several professions. Read More >>

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