Program Description

The Master of Science Program in Chemical Engineering (MSE) is a program housed in the Chemical Engineering Department of College of Engineering. The core faculty members are these appointed in the department of Chemical Engineering. Faculty members from various other disciplines including Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics will also participate in the teaching of courses and advising students’ theses. Several state-of-the-art research laboratories are available for students to conduct their research.



Admission to the program is determined by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research based on the recommendation of the faculty of the Chemical Engineering Department, and is communicated to the candidates by Tuskegee University’s Office of Admissions and Records. Competitive candidates for admission should have completed the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

After the student is granted admission, he/she meets with the chair of the Chemical Engineering Department for initial guidance. During the first semester of study, the student must form his/her Advisory Committee, which will consist of the major professor/advisor, and a minimum of two other faculty members.

Students with a B.S. in chemical engineering or related fields can apply to the chemical engineering graduate program at Tuskegee University. Students can choose one of the following two options:

1. Thesis Option

2. Non-thesis Option

Thesis Option

Students selecting thesis option should 

Complete a minimum of twenty four (24) credits of course, including twelve (12) credits of core courses, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Complete six credits of research and formally present the results of the research to the Advisory Committee, appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, in the form of a thesis.

Thesis Option

Students selecting non-thesis option should 

Complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of course, including twelve (12) credits of core courses, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 All students pursuing the M.S. degree in chemical engineering are required to take the following core courses: 

Required Courses

  1. Math 561: Advanced Mathematics I (3 credits)
  2. Math 562: Advanced mathematics II (3 credits)
  3. CENG 550 / MSEG 625: Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  4. CENG 565: Advanced Reaction Engineering (3 credits)

The students will complete the remaining credits of course work (referred as electives) by taking graduate courses from the list given below.


Technical Electives

CENG 510 – Chemical Engineering Analysis

CENG 520 – Advanced Heat Transfer

CENG 530 - Advanced Process Dynamics and Control

CENG 540 – Advanced Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena

CENG 570 - Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment

CENG 575 - Environmental Solids Separation and Processing Methods

CENG 580 - Separation processes

CENG 590 - Biochemical Engineering

CENG 595 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

MENG 551 - Advanced Heat Transfer

MENG 512 – Advanced Fluid Mechanics

MENG 634 – Numerical Analysis in Engineering

ENSC 501 - Bio-Statistics II

ENSC 504 - Environmental Science II

CHEM 500 – Inorganic Synthesis

CHEM 513 – Advanced inorganic chemistry

CHEM 541- Instrumental analysis

CHEM 614 – Special topics in inorganic chemistry

CHEM 622 – Advanced organic chemistry

CHEM 623 – Special topics in organic chemistry

CHEM 634 – Chemical Thermodynamics

MSEG 0601- Physics of materials

MSEG 0603-  Polymer physics

MSEG 0604 -  Materials properties and characterization

MSEG 0605 - Research Ethics

MSEG 0606 - Literature search and technical writing

MSEG 0612 - Nanoscale science and engineering

MSEG 0621-  Polymer science and engineering

MSEG 0624 - Polymer chemistry 

MSEG 0643 -  Electronic materials processing