Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Program Information

The Rowan Experience
Open Close

Rowan University's Master of Science in Chemical Engineering provides students with the opportunity to work on real-world projects in state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates receive an applied, hands-on education and build the knowledge and training needed to effectively contribute to the field of engineering. The Chemical Engineering specialization emphasizes project management skills and industrially relevant research that prepares students for careers in high-tech fields. This program includes the following focus areas: Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering; Polymer Science & Engineering; Separations; Reaction Engineering; Sustainability; and Engineering Pedagogy.

Students can choose between a thesis track and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Teaching or Research Assistantship, students must select the thesis track.

  • Thesis Track: The thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours, 6-9 of which are in thesis research/engineering project.
  • Non-Thesis Track: The non-thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours of coursework.
Open Close


The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.).


The following courses make up the M.S. in Chemical Engineering program.

  • Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Specialization Courses: 12-15 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose 4-5 courses from the following options. Not all electives will be offered every year. There may be options not included in the list below.
  • Required Thesis/Project Courses6-9 semester hours (s.h.)
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
  Engineering Application of Computers 3
  Approved Business Course 3
Concentration Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CHE 06506 Process Heat Transfer 3
CHE 06508 Membrane Process Technology 3
CHE 06510 Biochemical Engineering 3
CHE 06512 Safety In The Process Industries 3
CHE 06514 Transport Phenomena For Engineers 3
CHE 06515 Advanced Reactor Design 3
CHE 06516 Advanced Separation Process Technology 3
CHE 06518 Polymer Engineering 3
CHE 06520 Green Engineering Design In The Chemical Industry 3
CHE 06528 Fluid Flow Applications In Processing And Manufacturing 3
CHE 06568 Electrochemical Engineering 3
CHE 06570 Air Pollution Control 3
CHE 06572 Biomedical Process Engineering 3
CHE 06574 Advances In Particle Technology 3
CHE 06576 Bioseparation Processes 3
CHE 06577 Advanced Engineering Process Analysis And Experiemental Design 3
CHE 06579 Industrial Process Pathways 3
CHE 06580 Optimization Of Engineering Projects 3
CHE 06581 Advanced Process Analysis 3
CHE 06582 Food Engineering Systems 3
CHE 06588 Advanced Process Control Automation and Design 3
Required Thesis/Project Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9
Total Program Semester Hours: 30
Admissions Requirements
Open Close

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Note about Foundation Courses: The following undergraduate courses must be taken at an accredited institution: Chemistry I, Physics I, Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

    • If an applicant is not approved for full admission, but the Faculty Admissions Committee believe he/she shows promise, an offer of Probationary Admission may be extended. Probationary Admission is granted on the condition that the student meets a set number of requirements, such as minimum successful grade in a fixed number of courses, additional essay work, or other requirements as outlined by the Committee. If Probationary Admission is offered, it will be noted in the applicant's official admission decision letter from Rowan University.
  • Optional Interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)


Featured Text

This is wysiwyg text but formatting will not carry through. Suggested limit 160 Characters.

Almost everything is going to happen for you automatically - you don't have to spend any time working or worrying. Just think about these things in your mind - then bring them into your world. The little tiny Tim easels will let you down. We wash our brush with odorless thinner. That's crazy. If we're gonna walk though the woods, we need a little path


Tabs Group