Graduate Programs

Why Study Chemical Engineering at Lamar University?

Chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty work in all areas of chemical engineering, including chemical process systems, biochemicals, petrochemicals, renewable energy, and nanotechnology.

Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas, home to four refineries and many chemical plants. Beaumont is a short drive from Houston, a global hub of the chemical and oil and gas industries.

Graduate Degree Programs

Lamar University's College of Engineering offers three Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate degrees:

Master of Engineering →

A non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer.

Master of Engineering Science →

A thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected discipline.

Ph.D. Program →

Preparing chemical engineers to advance research, development, and education that addresses national and global challenges.

Graduate Scholarship


We offer scholarships including in-state tuition to master's and doctoral graduate students with qualifying GRE scores and academic background.

The department supports doctoral students with assistantships (teaching and research) that provide a fee waiver. Assistantship support is awarded on a competitive basis based on funds available.

Most full-time MES and PhD Chemical Engineering students receive research assistantships and tuition waivers.