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Master's Application Requirements

Application Requirements:

Students with a strong background in chemical engineering or related field are encouraged to apply. 

  • A bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, or closely related field (another engineering field, chemistry, etc).
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores for all international applicants.
    • WE PREFER THE TOEFL TEST
    • The minimum TOEFL score required by OSU: 79, IELTS: 7.0, MELAB: 82
    • You are exempt if you are a citizen in one of the following countries: Australia, Belize, British Caribbeah, British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zeland, Scotland, Wales, and The United States.
      If you receive a 4 year bachelor's degree or higher from a US institution or one of the countries listed above, you are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

Average Test Scores for 2017 incoming MS students

Verbal GRE%

Quantitative GRE%

Writing GRE

TOEFL

65 84 3.75 96

Prerequisites for non chemical engineering majors:
We do occasionally admit students who have undergraduate degrees in subjects other than chemical engineering. However, these students will need to take make-up course work to succeed in our graduate program. These students must take the following undergraduate courses or have equivalent coursework in the following subject areas:

  • Thermodynamics: CBE 3508
  • Transport Phenomena (Momentum and Mass Transfers): CBE 2420 and 3521
  • Chemical Engineering Kinetics: CBE 3610
  • Engineering Mathematics (Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations): Math 2177 or equivalent

Description:

The MS degree provides students with added depth in the technical aspects of the field and breadth through technical electives. This program prepares students for successful careers in high-tech fields. This program can be full-time or part-time. Full-time students can complete the non-thesis requirements in three semesters. This program is also a good option for working professionals looking to complete their master’s degree on a part-time basis.

Master's Non-Thesis Program - a course-work based degree that provides students with added depth in the technical aspects of the field and breadth through elective courses and includes an independent project.

Master's Thesis Program - a course and project-based degree that prepares students for a variety of career paths. Students complete both coursework and an independent research project that provides specialization in a sub-field of chemical engineering.