MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE
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 that focus 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 enrolled in the Thesis option are required to add a research component to the degree plan. Those M.S. students that 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:
- 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.
- Successful completion of a written thesis or report on a research project, internship, or a contemporary chemical engineering topic.
- 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.
MASTER OF ENGINEERING DEGREE
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.
NEW STUDENTS FOR ALL GRADUATE PROGRAMS ARE ADMITTED ONLY IN THE FALL SEMESTER. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE PH.D. AND M.S. PROGRAMS ARE DECEMBER 5 AND JANUARY 15, RESPECTIVELY. LATE APPLICATIONS MAY BE ACCEPTED IF FUNDING IS AVAILABLE.
Apply online and submit UF’s non-refundable application fee of $30.
GRE test score results must be current (taken within 5 years) and sent directly to UF from the testing agency.
Arrange to 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.
Graduate Academic Advisor
PO Box 116005
Phone: (352) 392-4753
Fax: (352) 392-9513