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Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Engineering Department offers a program of graduate study and research leading to the Master of Science degree . Advanced courses are taught in chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, process control, process design, and applied mathematics for chemical engineers. Areas of research specialization are biochemical, bioenvironmental and biomedical engineering, energy systems, fluid and thermal sciences, ion exchange separations, environmental engineering, hazardous waste treatment, and electronics materials processing.
General Admission Requirements  
Special Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in major course work is required. Each graduate department may have additional "special admission requirements" which are noted on this page.

  • Completed on-line application and signature page or
  • Download the paper application (HTML) | (Acrobat)
  • The non-refundable $45 application fee (Waivers accepted for FAMU Feeder Program and McNair Scholars)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the Registrar’s Office from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • GRE Scores (Only official score reports are accepted within 5 years of the test date)
  • Statement of Academic and Research Interest
  • Autobiographical Sketch (Personal biography)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation Word

For International Applicants

In addition to the requirements listed above you must meet the following:

  • Official transcripts, certificates and/or mark/grade sheets must be sent directly from the college or university to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, and must show proof of degree(s) earned, courses taken and marks/grades received. Also, ALL transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services ( or AACRAO ( and be forwarded to Graduate Recruitment and Admissions.
  • TOEFL Scores (Minimum computer-based score of 213 is required and only official score reports are accepted within 2 years of the test date)

Special Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the program normally will have a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from a chemical engineering department that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

There is no single criterion for admission, and consideration is given to all aspects of an applicant's academic and/or career history. A student is expected to have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 out of 4.0 in all undergraduate chemical engineering courses.

Applicants holding an undergraduate degree in chemistry from an accredited university with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0, who have completed all chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in our department may be admitted as non-degree students to pursue a special program of "course work only'' as preparation for transfer to the degree program of advanced level courses and research. Students in the "course work only'' non-degree program must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 in all chemical engineering courses. A student who accumulates less than a 2.75 average at any time in the non-degree program will be dropped from the program.

Special Degree Requirements

Degree requirements include 24 semester hours of course work, six hours of thesis, successful completion of masters thesis, and an oral thesis defense. Of the 24 credits of course work, twelve must be chosen from a core program and twelve are electives. A maximum of six credits of the electives may be taken outside the chemical engineering department with the consent of the student's adviser. It is expected that the electives will be graduate level courses.

A thesis is required of every master's degree candidate. Each candidate is required to pass a final oral examination in defense of the thesis. This examination is based on the field of research, the field of research investigation conducted, and related areas of study.

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