The MSChE degree is obtained through coursework only. This program focuses on advanced engineering fundamentals. Students with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering or related field obtain a course-based MSChE degree.
Recipients of the MSChE are broadly qualified for continued studies towards PhD or a job industry.
Minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (based on 4.0); accepted students typically are in the top 10% of class (3.35 or better based on 4.0)
Accepted students typically have total GRE score 300 or better (Quantitative of 155 or better).
Be advised that meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.
Acceptance into the program is based on a competitive combination of academic background, GRE scores, recommendation letters, resume, and the statement of purpose. The Checklists below list all requirements for the Application Submission:
Scanned copies of official transcript will be used for the application evaluation (upload). However IF admitted Official Transcript with the date your degree was Conferred/Awarded must be submitted to the Graduate School before enrollment can take place.
The six graduate-level elective courses may be chosen from the department offerings. ONLY two elective graduate-level courses (6 credit hours) from other departments may be substituted for chemical electives. It is possible to cross-enroll to Rice or Baylor College of Medicine in some cases. Basic computer science (COSC) classes, as well as the finance and accounting courses offered in the MChE program (e.g. CHEE 6368, CHEE 6369 and CHEE 6383); need the Graduate Director approval before enrolling as electives.