The Master of Science (MS) degree in Chemical Engineering is a flexible and individually-structured program, determined by the student and his/her advisor. The MS can be a terminal degree or an introduction to research before pursuing the Ph.D.
There are two degree plans a student can choose.
Plan 1 has a minimum requirement of 30 credit hours of graduate study, including 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of thesis, with at least 12 credits of coursework in chemical engineering. A master’s thesis must be completed and defended in an oral examination.
Plan 2 also has a minimum requirement of 30 credit hours of graduate study, including at least 3 credits of an independent study course, with at least 15 credits in chemical engineering. After completion of coursework, the student must pass an oral examination based on the independent study and the coursework. Both plans are designed to be completed in less than two years.