Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)

Admissions Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. B.S. degree in chemical engineering from an ABET accredited program. Students applying for the combined BSChE/MS degree should see the “Chemical Engineering Combined Degree” section for additional details. Students holding a B.S. degree in a science or other engineering field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire a background in chemical engineering.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years. (An overall GPA of at least 3.3 for the combined BSChE/MS degree is required).
  3. Graduate Record Examination General Test for those with undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited programs.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Chemical Engineering Department.

Thesis Option:

  • A minimum of 30 semester credits, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  • At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  • A maximum of nine semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  • A thesis documenting research on a topic related to chemical engineering.
Required Courses
CHE 562Seminar in Chemical Engineering2
CHE 591Research3
CHE 998Thesis4
At least 21 credits of coursework from chemical engineering and related fields, which may include a minor or cognate.21
Total Credits30

Non-Thesis Option:

  • A minimum of 32 credits, including credits granted for independent study.
  • At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  • A maximum of nine semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  • Preparation of a written independent study report approved by the faculty advisor.
  • Comprehensive final examination.
Required Courses
CHE 562Seminar in Chemical Engineering2
CHE 591Research4
CHE 997Independent Study2
At least 24 credits of coursework from chemical engineering and related fields.24
Total Credits32

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