M.S. in chemical engineering
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:
- Core coursework: Core coursework requirements can be found in the course catalog.
- Elective coursework: These courses will be selected with the help of your advisory committee.
- Thesis: You must write and defend a thesis that is approved by your advisory committee.
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.
Ph.D. in chemical engineering
The Ph.D. in chemical engineering trains students to pursue advanced careers in research, teaching or industry. Students gain significant research experience and work closely with faculty to develop expertise on a topic within chemical engineering and conduct original research that advances knowledge in the field.
The chemical engineering faculty have particular expertise in topics related to renewable energy, including:
- Bioengineering/biomolecular engineering
- Energy harvesting and storage
- Environmental remediation
- Molecular modeling
- Polymer science and engineering
- Solar energy