The master's degree in chemical engineering combines upper-level coursework with the opportunity to conduct research on a topic within chemical engineering and write a thesis. To earn the master's degree, students must complete requirements in three main areas:
You will develop an individualized program of study with your advisory committee. The program of study describes the specific courses, research and related activities you will take to meet your degree requirements. We recommended that you develop a program of study as soon as possible upon arriving at the University.
When you start your program, you may be assigned a temporary advisor. However, you should select a general research area, full advisory committee and thesis advisor sometime during the first semester.
Advisory or examining committees consist of at least three members of the graduate faculty: two from your area of specialization, and one from a department outside Chemical and Materials Engineering. The committee is very important in guiding your progress toward an advanced degree, and high priority should be placed on forming the committee during the first semester. You are free to change advisors or committee members at any time.
The University maintains all of its official academic information in the General Course Catalog. When visiting the General Course Catalog, users are recommended to use the search box in the upper-right area of the website. It is also helpful to narrow your search using the following options from the drop-down menu:
|Contact Information for Chemical and Materials Engineering|
|Website||Chemical and Materials Engineering|
Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-388