The graduate program in chemical engineering is designed to prepare you for a career in research, development, design, or education.

Admission to graduate study will be granted to qualified applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering from an accredited institution or who have equivalent qualifications.

The chemical engineering program is housed in our Center for Advanced Materials Processing, which has excellent research facilities for conducting state-of-the-art research. At Clarkson, you receive hands-on training as well as classroom teaching to ensure you are truly prepared upon graduation.

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The master's in chemical engineering is a 30 credit hour program. At the end of the program, you will be prepared to enter into a career in industry or continue your research/education as you see fit. The program lasts 24 months and encompasses your 30 credit hours of work.

Chemical Engineering MS Curriculum

Chemical Engineering PhD Curriculum

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General Admission Requirements

Prerequisites: BS or BE in chemical engineering. Those with degrees in other science or engineering disciplines may also be admitted, but will be required to make up undergraduate course deficiencies.

A complete application file consists of the following:

  • Application form.
  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — three letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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