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.
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.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
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.)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Chemical Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.