Our M.S. program emphasizes on teaching students how to solve research problems with proper thinking and techniques and improve their writing and presentation skills.
Students admitted to the M.S. program must complete a total of 24 credits (including 4 credits of seminars) and a research thesis; students holding B.S. degrees other than Chemical Engineering should also take Chemical Engineering Principles I and II additionally. Students are required to sign up a thesis supervisor within ~3 weeks of the first semester. Each professor may supervise 1 to 3 new M.S. students each year. There is no particular restriction on students' course work. A thesis research proposal has to be presented to a committee consisting of three faculty members at least 6 months prior to graduation. When the student completes his/her thesis, he/she must take a final oral examination. The examination committee is composed of 3 to 5 qualified members. It normally takes 2 years to complete a M.S. degree.