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This non-thesis Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is designed for those working in various sectors of chemical process industry who want to expand their engineering expertise and advance their engineering careers. It is a 30-credit program that can be completed in one year or more depending on the student's schedule and plans. It consists of three core courses that will help students deepen their understanding of main chemical engineering principles, and three in-department elective courses that will broaden their knowledge in technological areas of their interest. In addition, students can choose two courses from a list of recommended ones offered by other engineering disciplines to expand their perspectives.

A short summer project proposed by industry and jointly supervised by a Missouri S&T professor and an industry advisor will be pursued and result in a written report which is an option to fulfill the communication component of the program student outcomes.

This accelerated, intensive program is ideal for engineers with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering by giving them not only the tools to succeed in industrial careers but also the preparation to switch to thesis option or PhD program. It is also suitable, through selected remedial courses, to engineers without a B.S. degree in chemical engineering who wish to find or advance their career path in chemical process industry.

In addition to the required core courses and the industry-driven summer project, please consult with your advisor for the five graduate elective courses. 

DELIVERY FORMAT: Missouri S&T's unique approach to delivering distance education is designed for working professionals. Live class participation through streaming video maintains the student-to-faculty interaction and enhances the learner experience through the use of the latest technology. Classes are recorded and archived online for review and easy access. Canvas is the learning management system for the campus. 

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Bachelor's degree in chemical or biochemical engineering from an accredited university. Exceptional individuals with a bachelor's degree in a related engineering disciplines, or with a lower undergraduate GPA, but longer work experience, will also be considered. Some evidence about work experience related to chemical engineering is needed for admission consideration.
  2. Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 in degree program coursework, or an overall GPA of 2.75/4.0.
  3. Minimum of one year of work experience in chemical engineering related fields.
  4. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admission decision. Missouri S&T requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester at S&T. In order for a transcript to be counted as official, it must be sent directly from the school to S&T.
  5. Statement of purpose (2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying to this program) and 3 letters of recommendation. You will be asked to upload or provide this information during the online application process.
NOTE: Individuals residing in MA are not able to enroll in this program.

To apply to this program:

Before you apply online, make sure you have all your application materials gathered.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1
Spring Semester
January 1
Summer Session
May 20


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  • CHEM ENG 5110Intermediate Chemical Reactor Design3.0 Credits

    A study of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyzed and noncatalyzed reaction kinetics for flow and batch chemical reactors. Application to reactor design is stressed. Prerequisite: Chem Eng 3150 or graduate standing.

  • CHEM ENG 5220Intermediate Engineering Thermodynamics3.0 Credits

    Review thermodynamic principles for pure fluids and mixtures. Emphasis on applications for the chemical industry and use of fundamental relations and equations of state. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1200.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3600.00
Active Duty Military Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $734.94
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2204.82
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

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