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The master of science degree in chemical engineering requires the successful completion of 24 credit hours of course work, excluding a seminar, plus at least six hours in preparation of an acceptable thesis, or 27 credit hours of class work, excluding a seminar, plus three hours in preparation of a special project. Students who have received a research assistantship will be required to submit an acceptable thesis. A thesis must be defended in an oral examination conducted by the student’s thesis committee. Students also must enroll in at least two semesters of a graduate seminar.
Thesis or Project
The research work for the thesis or project shall be conducted under the supervision of a department faculty advisor and a committee of two others for the thesis. Students must prepare and submit an acceptable proposal for the thesis or project prior to beginning the work.
Core requirements consist of one course each in advanced mathematics, thermal/fluid processes and solid mechanics. A minimum of four total courses must be taken from the following core areas.