Propel Your Career Forward
The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program is designed to prepare you for a career in research, development, design or education.
Whether it’s delving into research in state-of-the-art labs, mastering data science techniques or tackling real-world problems from the industrial sector, Clarkson's master’s program gives you the opportunity to follow your passion and propel your career.
Why Earn an MS in Chemical Engineering From Clarkson?
Clarkson's chemical engineering program is known for impactful hands-on experiences, state-of-the-art facilities and research excellence, preparing you to excel and command a high salary.
Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratios allow close interaction with department faculty, who have combined expertise in all modern areas of chemical engineering.
Whether you’re looking for a more senior position or want to take a deeper dive into the field, a master’s in chemical engineering from Clarkson opens the door to expanded opportunities. Our MS program also provides excellent preparation for admission to a chemical engineering doctoral program.
Payscale, Inc. ranks Clarkson in the top 12 Best Master’s Degree Granting Programs by salary potential. And, one in five Clarkson alumni is already a CEO, the owner of a company or in a senior executive position.
What You'll Learn
The master's program offers the chance to study the newest chemical engineering topics in depth. You'll take a minimum of 30 credit hours at the graduate level, including at least 20 credit hours in advanced subject areas and seminars. You'll study such topics as:
- Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
- Chemical Engineering Analysis
- Chemical Reactor Analysis
- Transport Phenomena
The balance of your coursework must be consistent with your research or Professional Experience component.
You'll complete one of these research or Professional Experiences:
- A written thesis based on independent research.
- An appropriate, professionally oriented special project.