OSU's Master of Science in Chemical engineering is a discipline focused on conceiving
and designing processes to produce, transform and transport materials-beginning with
experimentation in the laboratory followed by implementation of the technology. Our
mission is to develop human resources, professional knowledge, and the infrastructure
through which chemical engineering can contribute to human welfare. Traditional careers
are in the chemical, energy and oil industries, with increasing opportunities in biotechnology
We are very proud of our long term commitment to excellence and of having
a strong group unity, innovative faculty and supportive staff. The School of Chemical
Engineering has a strong academic culture that values professionalism and excellence
in teaching and research along with a strong work ethic.
- Heather Fahlenkamp PhD, Professor and Head, Edward Bartlett Chair
The graduate faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering consider a variety of factors
when making an admission recommendation. Academic background (e.g., the degree program
and specific courses you have taken as an undergraduate), test scores (e.g., GRE,
TOEFL), and Statement of Background and Goals, describing any prior research experience
(e.g., undergraduate research, completed graduate degrees) and research interests
will all be considered.
Application deadlines are January 15 for the fall semester and July 15 for the spring
An undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from anABET accredited program. Students with undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines or closely-related
fields (chemistry, physics, mathematics, biological sciences, etc.) are also invited
to apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis and extra course work may be
GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred. Equivalent credentials are required from
an international university.
GRE scores are not required for students with an undergraduate degree in chemical
engineering from an ABET accredited, domestic program. Otherwise, a minimum of 160
Quantitative score is preferred.
English Language Proficiency: For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of
79 or IELTS score of 6.5 is preferred.
Cost & Assistantships
OSU consistently ranks among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for providing
a quality education at an affordable price, according to the annual survey form Kiplinger,
which is based on criteria that includes admission rate, student-faculty ratio, financial
aid availability, low average student debt at graduation, and overall great value.
All graduate students admitted to the program are provided financial support, which
includes an assistantship, tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance. Every
applicant is automatically considered for financial support and no additional information
is required. The School of Chemical Engineering also awards a number of scholarships,
which are funded by alumni and industry partners.