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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
The Master's in Chemical Engineering program helps graduates succeed in the field of chemistry through advanced engineering principles and skills. This degree is especially beneficial for those looking to move into leadership roles as chemists, scientists, educators, or natural science managers.

If you are looking to advance your research skills through proper methods of handling and testing complex chemicals, you may be a great fit for the Chemical Engineering Master’s program. At The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we focus on offering driven students opportunities to become stronger leaders and more experienced professionals for career advancement. Our professors in the Department of Chemical Engineering are part of our strategy to help students succeed, as we hire industry experts who can share their real-world expertise in the classrooms for a more impactful education. 

In our commitment to allowing access to students across regions and schedules, the M.S. in Chemical Engineering program is offered completely online to allow for distance learning, as well as part-time and full-time tracks to fit different schedules and goals. We take pride in our ability to offer an advanced education to students around the world and across a variety of disciplines.

Featuring a variety of topics to help students gain a well-rounded education, our curriculum includes the following areas of focus:
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Fundamentals and Innovations of Renewable Energy
ADMISSION CRITERIA
Engineering (includes Automotive Systems, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for all undergraduate work taken for a baccalaureate degree. 
  • All GPAs are based on a 4.0 point scale and are cumulative including all undergraduate courses completed; the last two years of undergraduate coursework are equivalent to approximately 60-70 semester hours or 90-100 quarter hours.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Application

Completed application on University Of Tennessee Chattanooga's website

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended (even those from whom transfer credits were earned) to UTC's Graduate School.

To expedite the receipt of official transcripts, UTC recommends the use of an electronic transcript submission service such as:

If mailing official transcripts, they must be mailed directly from the institution to:

  • The Graduate School
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Department 5305
  • 615 McCallie Avenue
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
Application Fee

Pay a $35 one-time, non-refundable application fee ($40 for international student applications). This fee is paid when completing the online application.

International Students

International student applicants (not U.S. born or naturalized citizens) have additional application requirements detailed in the International Student Application Guide on the UTC International Student Services Office web site.

  • GRE is required for Engineering (Automotive Systems, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Engineering Management and Construction Management. It is not required for Computer Science.
  • TOEFL/IELTS
  • Duolingo English Test

Note: International student applicants must submit admission materials to the UTC International Student Services Office.

TUITION
30-33 Credit Hours
In-State: $16,400-$20,500
Out-of-State: $17,800-$22,100
Tuition is subject to change.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid is available for students who qualify.