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Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

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Illinois Tech’s Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program will enable students to build a strong foundation in multiple areas of chemical engineering. Students will be exposed to hands-on learning opportunities while receiving targeted guidance in specialty areas with our world-renowned faculty.

Gain exposure to new technologies such as nanotechnologies and biotechnologies to help you prepare for careers in research or professional advancement. This program is also designed for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies.

Program Overview

Gain exposure to new technologies such as nanotechnologies and biotechnologies to help prepare you for careers in research or professional advancement. This program is also a solid foundation for students wishing to further pursue doctoral studies.

Career Opportunities

Our Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Senior process engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Lead chemical engineer

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering offers students a strong foundation in multiple areas of chemical engineering, with a specialization in one area through research or thesis options. Advanced coursework and research will prepare students to make significant contributions while working in areas of high-impact innovation.

Students have the flexibility to design a program of study that reflects professional goals and interests in consultation with their adviser. Students enrolled in the thesis option are required to pass a comprehensive oral exam.

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Admission requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.

Program Specialization

E3 (Environment, Energy, Economy in conjunction with Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research – WISER)