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Chemical Engineering - MS

The master of science may be earned under a thesis or non-thesis option. There is not a language requirement for either option. For both options, a total of 30 semester hours of work is necessary and at least 21 hours must be in chemical engineering (CHEN). A total of 12 hours must be taken at the 7000 level or higher, the remaining 18 hours must be at the 6000 level or higher. There are three (3) core courses that must be taken for a total of 9 hours:

CHEN 7100Transport Phenomena3
CHEN 7200Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHEN 7250Chemical Reaction Engineering3
Select 3 Credits in @ CHEN 7000-89993
Select 9 Credits in @ CHEN 6000-89999
Select 9 Credits in @ 6000-89999
Total Hours30


Students pursing a MS with thesis degree should enroll in CHEN 7950 Graduate Seminar each semester of enrollment. These students may include six (6) hours of CHEN 7990 Research and Thesis as part of the 30 hours. After completion of the thesis, the student must pass a final oral examination defending the thesis. The non-thesis MS degree option does not have a residency, seminar, research or final oral exam requirement. The non-thesis degree can be earned entirely through the Engineering Online Graduate Program.