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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Why this degree?

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is oriented toward engineering design and practice. Some of the specialties students will study include surface science, biochemical engineering, catalysis, pulp and paper engineering, environmental engineering, waste conversion, computer-aided process design and simulation, novel bioseparations systems, chemical kinetics and reactor design.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemical engineering from an institution of recognized standing.
  • You have significant undergraduate experience in related areas of general physics, calculus, differential equations, chemistry, etc.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree in any major other than Chemical Engineering (e.g., another science, math or engineering discipline) will be required to complete a two-semester online bridge program through either Michigan State University ( or North Carolina State University (, and earn letter grades of at least B in both semesters prior to starting graduate work at Auburn University.

To complete the program you must...

  • For the M.S. non-thesis option, students must:
  • For the M.S. thesis option, students must:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate (6000/7000/8000 level) course and research work including:
      • at least 27 credit hours of which must be in chemical engineering
      • 6 credit hours of CHEN 7990 (Research and Thesis)
      • After completion of the thesis, the student must pass a final oral examination defending the thesis


What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate online program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:
    • Jin Wang, Walt and Virginia Woltosz Endowed Professor 

Applying for the Master of Science - Chemical Engineering