Master of Engineering Science

The Master of Engineering Science is a thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected engineering disciplines. The student should select a department academic advisor and a graduate committee must be formed before the student has completed 15 semester hours of graduate work. No credit toward a graduate degree will be granted unless approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering or Equivalent (Transcripts required)
  2. Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Verbal + Quantitative>=285, Quantitative>=151)
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 24 semester hours (eight courses) of electives which may include: CHEN 6302 Transport Phenomena; CHEN 6343 Kinetics and Reactor Design; CHEN 6345 Fundamentals of Sustainability; CHEN 6347 Advanced Thermodynamics; CHEN 6348 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics; CHEN 6352 Advanced Process Control; CHEN 6357 Process Simulation; and CHEN 6361 Process Optimization. Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy this requirement

  3. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master’s thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391)

Earn a degree that matches your interests!


The Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering offers graduate courses in two different fields to personalize your degree:

Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Process Systems Engineering


Why Pursue a Master of Engineering Science Degree in Chemical Engineering?

With a Master of Engineering Science degree, you will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of chemical engineering beyond that which you learned as an undergraduate. You will have the opportunity to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments to prove or disprove a point and taking part in research publications.



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