Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering. Outstanding students with degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and other branches of science and engineering may also qualify for admissions with the completion of required prerequisite courses. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.
Associate Director of Distance Education Programs, College of Engineering
(What will I learn?)
To earn the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree, the student must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall grade-point average of 3.0.
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)
Admission to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program requires:
- A bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from an accredited engineering program
- An overall GPA of 3.0
- GRE scores. This requirement may be waived for students who have satisfactorily passed three chemical engineering distance education graduate courses (at least one of which is a core course) prior to applying
The TOEFL or IELTS scores (no more than two years old) are required for international applicants unless they have completed one year of study at a university in the United States, Canada or Great Britain.
Graduate School application deadlines:
- Fall semester: March 31
- Spring semester: November 15 (only Distance Education students are admitted for Spring semester)
- Summer I: N/A
- Summer II: N/A
Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)
The program consists of 30 credit hours. A full-time graduate student may take 9 credit hours of course work per semester; part-time students typically take 3 or 6 credit hours of course work per semester. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course which appears on the NC State graduate transcript. All students must comply with Graduate School regulations for continuous registration or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.
Students who are employed full-time may enroll in only two courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in just one course during their first semester.
Students are assigned an academic advisor and work with this advisor to develop an individual Plan of Graduate Work. Some specialty areas have specific course requirements.
(When can I start?)
To register for Engineering Online courses, visit the Engineering Online Registration website.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)
Tuition Level: Graduate EOL (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate COE Fee, Graduate Ed/Tech