Join us on for our virtual master's program information session

Please join us on November 3, 2021, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM (ET) for our virtual Master's Program Information Session. During the session, you will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students, and learn more about our world-class research and master's programs.

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The master’s degree programs in chemical engineering provide students with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering with a focus on problem-solving and mathematical modeling through advanced computational tools. The core curricula are designed to enhance the skills of bachelor’s-level chemical engineering students, enabling them to model and solve more complex and realistic scenarios. Graduates of the master’s programs excel at numerical methods for solving engineering problems, computational fluid mechanics and transport, process simulation, and optimization.

Master of Science (MS) and Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE)

The Master of Science (MS) and Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE) programs have a unique computational focus, preparing students in core areas of chemical engineering, such as reactor engineering, process systems and transport phenomena. The goal of our MS and MChE programs is to produce skilled engineers who will have a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering and a broad set of professional skills and exposure to other technical disciplines.

Master of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering (MS-BTPE)

The MS-BTPE program combines the strengths of our Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering departments to offer advanced training appropriate for careers in academia, government, or industry in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering. Applications for this program should be submitted to the Biological Sciences department.

Master of Science in CPS

The CPS program is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Mellon College of Science. The industry-relevant coursework prepares students to work with complex fluids, macromolecules, and interfaces vital for chemical product manufacturing and process development. Graduates go on to work in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nanotechnology and food science industries, among others.

Affiliated and interdisciplinary master’s programs

Dual Degree: Engineering and Technology Innovation Management

Students may combine the Chemical Engineering MChE degree with the ETIM program to form a 21-month dual degree program. The curriculum allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering, and develop specialized business skills, frameworks and the technical acuity necessary to create value and capture value from innovative technologies. Applicants should submit all required application materials outlined for both ETIM and the Chemical Engineering programs.

Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP)

The ESTP program offers six energy master’s degrees, all based in engineering. Graduates understand the interdisciplinary challenges of energy and are well-informed on the broad issues of energy supply, demand, storage, utilization, policy, economics, sustainability, and the environment. They provide effective solutions to societal energy issues and leadership across the entire spectrum of energy sectors.

Students must apply and be admitted directly to the College of Engineering ESTP program, and applications are submitted through the program’s website.

Master of Chemical Engineering and Integrated Study in Computer Science

This highly competitive program combines the strengths of both the Chemical Engineering and Computer Science departments and is intended for students with a significant background in programming and computation. Applicants should submit all required application materials outlined for both the Computer Science and the Chemical Engineering programs.

Application deadlines

Fall admission
Opens - October 1, 2021
Closes - January 15, 2022

Have questions about our admissions process or master's programs? Visit our FAQ page.

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