Chemical Engineering

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Master of Science

About the Program

At Case Western Reserve University, students pursuing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering are trained to push frontiers of science and help develop the technologies that will solve engineering challenges in energy, materials, the environment, human health and more. Chemical engineers are universally sought-after, which means a graduate degree in chemical engineering—especially from the top-ranked Case School of Engineering—opens doors in a variety of fields. Often called the “universal engineer,” these professionals are in high demand in industry, national labs and top-notch universities, and a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University will help you emerge as a leader on whichever path you choose.

What to Expect

In Case School of Engineering's chemical engineering master's program, our 30-credit-hour degree is designed to suit your education, your experience and your schedule.

Our professional, flexible, course-focused option is your most direct route to a master’s degree in chemical engineering. We’ve honed the curriculum to deliver maximum technical prowess in an accelerated time frame, but also offer part-time options if that works best with your schedule.

Plus, we offer an 11-month accelerated degree program, specifically designed for students with undergraduate degrees in physics or chemistry, offering special courses covering fundamental and advanced concepts in chemical engineering practice. Plus, you'll take electives covering topical engineering areas, as well as a professional development course that introduces you to the extraordinary breadth of career options.

    The specialized courses and accelerated curriculum allowed me to quickly and effectively transition from a chemist to a chemical engineer.

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    Alumni Outcomes

    With a MS in Chemical Engineering, you will have a wide range of high-level career opportunities. Our graduates are universally sought-after for positions in industry, national labs and top-notch universities.

    They have built careers at a wide range of employers, including:

    • Merck
    • Intel
    • Lam Research
    • Applied Materials
    • Abbot Laboratories
    • Medtronic 
    • Avery Dennison

    By the Numbers


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    ranking nationally for graduate programs in chemical engineering

    Admissions Requirements

    • Online application
    • $50 application fee
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Statement of Purpose
    • International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS


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