Chemical Engineering M.S.

Chemical Engineering M.S.

chemical engineering masters students

Why get a master’s degree in chemical engineering? 

An M.S. in chemical engineering can help you unlock your career potential or enter the world of entrepreneurship. In fact, this advanced degree can translate into more than $15,000 annually in salary compared to those with an undergraduate degree alone. Our program will introduce you to the exciting world of chemical engineering research, teaching you how to plan and execute research activities and interpret results. You’ll complete a research thesis in an area such as bioengineering, electrochemical engineering, advanced materials, reaction and energy engineering, or environmental engineering. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering. 

Why choose UNH’s chemical engineering program? 

Our chemical engineering program is leading the way thanks to state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning faculty members and cutting-edge research. Our professors have won National Science Foundation CAREER awards. They are working to save lives and improve our quality of life through initiatives such as the NH BioMade project, which seeks to advance research on biomaterials, and an effort to design novel therapies and treatments for diabetes by running biomolecular simulations on the world’s fastest supercomputer. The department hosts a robust seminar series schedule to provide additional opportunities to learn and network within the field. 

Potential career areas 

  • Biochemical engineering 
  • Biomedical engineering 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Energy engineering 
  • Industrial chemicals 
  • Petroleum and petrochemicals 
  • Pharmaceuticals and medicine  
  • Plastics and textiles 
  • Pollution abatement

Contact

Chemical Engineering
33 Academic Way
Kingsbury Hall, Room W301
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-3654  
Fax: (603) 862-3747

Curriculum & Requirements

M.S. Admission Requirements

An applicant is expected to have completed a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering. Students with good undergraduate records but with deficiencies in certain areas may be admitted on condition that they complete specified courses without credit to make up for their deficiencies. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination. International students are required to submit TOEFL test scores. IELTS scores are accepted on a case-­by-­case basis, and students must have a minimum score of 6.5.

M.S. Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits, which must include:

Required Courses
CHE 900Seminar 11
CHE 913Advanced Fluid Mechanics3
CHE 915Heat Transfer3
CHE 916Diffusive Mass Transfer3
CHE 923Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 932Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics3
Electives
Select 9 course credits 29
CHE 899Master's Thesis6

Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Feb. 15 (for funding); April 1 (recommended US; final international); July 1 (final)
  • Spring: Dec. 1
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: VT

Accelerated Masters: Yes

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Test Scores: GRE Required

GRE required. Request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official. Our CEEB code is 3918.

For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives,
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

Explore Program Details

If you have specific questions about graduate study in the Department of Chemical Engineering, you may send mail to the Graduate Program Coordinator @ Russell.Carr@unh.edu.

Graduate Program Coordinator

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