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Graduate Program

Office of Graduate Studies

The program offers a Master of Science in chemical engineering (MSE). The core faculty members are those 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 graduate students. 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 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:

Thesis Option – Students selecting thesis option should

  • complete a minimum of twenty four (24) credits of course, including twelve (12) credits of core course, 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, in the form of a thesis.

 Non-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.

Required Courses

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

  • MATH 561: Advanced Mathematics I (3 credits)

  • MATH 562: Advanced Mathematics II (3 credits)

  • CENG 550/MSEG 625: Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)

  • CENG 565: Advanced Reaction Engineering (3 credits)

Students complete the remaining credits of course work (referred as technical electives) by taking graduate courses form the list given below.