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Master's in Chemical Engineering

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 pharmaceuticals.  


A minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours is required by the university for graduation; this requirement is met by the Chemical Engineering MS curriculum.

Specific educational objectives have been established and can be met through a combination of course work, independent study, and other mechanisms (e.g., seminar).


Degree Requirements

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Research and Faculty

Meet our Department Head


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

Meet our Departmental Faculty



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 semester.
  • An undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from an ABET 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 required.
  • 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.  



OSU Scholarships

CEAT Scholarships

Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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