24 months
2199 USD/credit 30786 USD/year
2199 USD/credit 30786 USD/year
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Chemical Engineering is the engineering discipline which makes extensive use of chemical transformations in addition to physical transformations to achieve added value. Apply to the Chemical Engineering MSc program offered at University of Southern California.


What you will learn

Because all manufacturing involves chemical transformations in one way or another, chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad consumer products industries. 

The Chemical Engineering MSc program offered at University of Southern California will take a number of advanced courses in key fundamental chemical engineering areas such as transport phenomena, applied mathematics, thermodynamics, kinetics and reaction engineering. 

In addition, students will select a number of electives courses to develop knowledge and expertise in specialized fields such as energy engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, environmental engineering, engineering design, and control management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Applications of Probability and Statistics for Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Chemical Process Dynamics and Control
  • Chemical Engineering Materials
  • Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science* from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores

 *Students without a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering must have a minimum of math and science coursework in:

  • Calculus through Differential Equation
  • General, Organic, and Physical Chemistry
  • College-level, calculus-based Physics (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electricity & Magnetism).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    30786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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