Skip Navigation
Search

Requirements for the MS in Chemical and Molecular Engineering

Requirements are subject to change; for official requirements see the  graduate bulletin.

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Graduate School, the requirements for the M.S. degree in the Program for Chemical and Molecular Engineering can be satisfied by either one of the two following options:

M.S. Non-Thesis Option


A. Election  
The election of this option must be made by the student upon admission to the program and is considered a terminal degree.

B. Coursework

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credits with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all graduate courses taken is required to graduate. All credits must be from coursework.
  • The 30 credits must include the following four core courses: CME 501,502,503 and 504. 
  • Only nine credits of CME 696 Special Problems in Chemical Engineering are allowed.
  • All courses taken outside the Department require permission from the Graduate Program Director.

M.S. Thesis Option


A. Election  
The election of this option must be made by the student upon admission to the program and is normally considered part of the Ph.D. sequence. Students may not transfer to the Non-Thesis Option while registered for a Thesis Master’s or a Ph.D. degree.

B. Coursework

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required to graduate. These include: At least  24 credits must be from coursework,  a maximum of 6 credits of research, and a maximum of 6 credits of special topics. 
  • The 30 credits must include the following four core courses: CME 501,502,503 and 504. 
  • In addition, all students who are supported as Teaching Assistants must complete CME 555 Teaching and Mentoring Techniques and CME 698 Practicum in Teaching.
  • All courses taken outside the Department require permission from the Graduate Program Director.

C. Thesis  
For the student who elects to complete a thesis for the M.S. degree, the thesis must be approved by three faculty members, at least two of whom are members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, including the research advisor.

D. Final Recommendation  
Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, the Graduate Program Committee will recommend to the Dean of the Graduate School that the Master of Science degree be conferred or will stipulate further requirements that the student must fulfill.

E. Transfer to Other Options  
Transfer to another degree option in the Department can be made only with the written permission of the Graduate Program Director.

 

Login to Edit