Masters Program

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The Master of Science program provides an opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals. M.S. students are encouraged to emphasize their coursework on a specific specialization area within chemical engineering. M.S. students are also strongly encouraged to take advantage of courses focusing on valuable management experience in chemical engineering settings. Many students also acquire applied and fundamental skills through departmental research or industrial internships. 

All new M.S. students are admitted to the Non-Thesis option at the time of admission. M.S. students are primarily self-funded. M.S. students enrolled in the Thesis option are also self-funded and students are required to add a research component to the degree plan. Those M.S. students who desire to improve their research skills may convert to the Thesis option upon approval of their research advisor and the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. 

M.S. students typically complete the degree requirements within 12 to 24 months. Briefly, the formal requirements for the M.S. degree are: 

  1. Completion of at least 30 credits of coursework beyond the B.S. degree, including Continuum Basis, Mathematical Basis, and Advanced Chemical and Biological Processing Laboratory. 
  2. Successful completion of a written thesis or report on a research project, internship, or a contemporary chemical engineering topic. 
  3. Successful completion of final oral examination based on the student’s innovative and original research (Thesis Option). 

M.S. students who demonstrate exceptional understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals and outstanding progress in research achievements may advance to the Ph.D. program when there are available opportunities. 


The Master of Engineering program is designed for students that already hold a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or another branch of engineering. The program provides an opportunity for M.E. students to develop an in-depth knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals through both undergraduate and graduate coursework. M.E. students typically complete core classes associated with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering within 1 to 2 semesters before enrolling in graduate-level courses. Many students also acquire basic experience in research or industrial practice through a short internship. 

How to Apply

New students for all graduate programs are admitted only in the fall semester. The deadline for applications is January 15 for both the M.S. and M.E. programs. Late applications may be accepted if funding is available. 

  • Complete the survey and submit your application by January 15 to obtain an application fee waiver.
  • Apply to the Master’s program online.
  • To see side-by-side tuition and fee comparisons for Florida and non-Florida residents, visit: .
  • Please have official transcripts sent to the UF Office of Admissions from each postsecondary institution attended.
  • International applicants must submit an official copy in their native language.

Department Requirements

  • Statement of purpose (to be submitted with the online application)
  • Three recommendation letters (make sure to add contact information for three letter writers in the online application).
  • A resume no longer than two pages (to be submitted with the online application).
  • Photocopy of any official document sent by regular mail to the Office of Admissions.


Incoming students, please email questions to

Graduate Advising

Gabrielle DonalsonGabrielle Donalson 
Graduate Academic Advisor
PO Box 116005
Phone: (352) 294-2891
Fax: (352) 392-9513

Shirley Kelly

Shirley Kelly
Graduate Academic Advisor
PO Box 116005
Phone: (352) 392-4753
Fax: (352) 392-9513

Sumant S. Patankar, Ph.D.Sumant Patankar, Ph.D. 
Masters Program Coordinator 
PO Box 116005
Phone: (352) 392-0862
Fax: (352) 392-9513