A M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering requires 30 credit hours, and can be earned with either the thesis or report options. In the thesis option, 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis are required. The thesis is based on directed research performed by the student. In the report option, 28 hours of course work and 2 hours of report are required. The report is based on a literature review or design project performed by the student.
Master’s degree requirements
M.S. students are expected to be well grounded in the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering and must successfully complete the following courses (or their equivalents).
Elective Graduate Courses - all students are required to demonstrate a mastery of some body of knowledge in their research field by completing elective courses. At least nine hours of work is required in addition to those listed above.