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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is normally pursued by students with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or closely allied fields. Students wishing to pursue the master’s degree but with undergraduate educational backgrounds other than chemical engineering may be required to complete supplementary undergraduate course work. These courses are in addition to the minimum course requirements. Students enrolled in the program are encouraged to seek guidance from their instructors and advisor regarding additional course work that may supplement the graduate curriculum.

Students originally admitted to the master’s degree program who wish to switch to the PhD program must petition the associate chair for graduate studies. If admission is granted, then the student must satisfy all the requirements of the doctoral degree program, including the requirements for doctoral candidacy.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours of academic work is required to qualify for the Master of Science degree in chemical engineering.

If pursuing a thesis option, at least 8 semester hours of thesis credit must be included as part of these 32 semester hours of credits. In addition, each student pursuing a thesis option must enroll in the department’s seminar course for each semester they are working toward their degree. Students enrolled in the department’s seminar course are encouraged to participate in the seminar by providing a research presentation regarding their research project under the guidance of their advisor. The faculty advisor and the student establish the sequence of courses that students take to pursue the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,600.00 per year
USD $53,200 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

10 January 2022


Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,



02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Prior to beginning a graduate program at Northeastern, students must have: Received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; Received a master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; Received a first professional or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; or, Been accepted into an approved bachelors-to-graduate-degree program at an accredited college or university.

Minimum Score Requirement:

TOEFL: 79 overall (internet-based)

IELTS: 6.5. overall

The application deadline for fall term is May 15 and spring term is Sep 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Northeastern University offers below pathways course for this subject

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