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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Admission criteria

  • Fall deadline: March 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
  • Spring deadline: October 15 (Priority deadline: October 1)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Consideration is given to grade trends, performance in the area of chemical engineering and mathematics and other criteria bearing on a student’s probable success in graduate study. Selected students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be considered on a probationary basis. Financial support is competitive and requires a 3.0 GPA. Graduates holding degrees in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and related fields also may be considered for candidacy, but are required to take additional course work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011 1100
On or after August 1, 2011 300

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Chemical Engineering Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores (a minimum of GRE score of 1100 is necessary for admission consideration)

Admission Contact Information:

Annamarie Wolfe-Boyd

W1030 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO  65211
573-882-0107
Chemical Engineering Website