MS in Chemical Engineering

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

  • The student's program must include a minimum of 30 hours of graduate credit beyond the bachelor's degree (or its equivalent).
  • At least 3 credits must be in 8000+ level courses, not including special readings, seminar, or research; and no more than 4-% of the total can be research-based.
  • The candidate must have completed all graduate work attempted at MU with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Each candidate must pass a final examination to demonstrate mastery of the fundamental principles of Chemical Engineering.
  • Students must present a thesis.
  • Students must be enrolled.

Sample course list

CH_ENG 8336Advanced Heat and Momentum Transfer3
CH_ENG 8337Advanced Mass Transfer3
CH_ENG 8451Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CH_ENG 8463Chemical Reaction Engineering Science3
CH_ENG 8087Seminar in Chemical Engineering1
CH_ENG 8990Research-Masters Thesis in Chemical Engineering8
7000+ CH_ENG, Other Engineering, Physical, Chemical, or Biological Sciences. Electives must be approved by student's thesis advisor and thesis committee.6
CH_ENG 7226Engineering Research Calculations and Reporting (Or Math 7000+)3
Total Credits30


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission consideration:  the requirements of the M.S. in Chemical Engineering program and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, eligibility and application process.  Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: March 15
  • With change of degree within MU: May 15
  • Spring Deadline: October 15
  • With change of degree within MU: November 1

Required Application Materials

Chemical Engineering Program

  • Résumé
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • GRE scores (School Code: 6875; Dept. Code: 1001)
  • TOEFL (if you are an international student)
  • Any additional documents requested by the Office of Graduate Studies

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