• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Students enrolled in these programs achieve mastery of core and specialized areas of chemical engineering, as well as the ability to conduct research on a well-defined problem formulated by the student's faculty advisor.

About

The Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences requires a combination of coursework and/or research for a total of 30 credit hours. 

Track 1 (Thesis) 

This program provides students with rigorous hands-on training in the areas of their choice. Completing the degree typically takes two years, including class work, during which time the students participate in original research under faculty advisement as part of a research group. The study culminates in a public defense and a written thesis that is submitted to a thesis committee for approval and published in the national MS thesis repository.

Track 2 (Project)  

MS with Project also provides students with rigorous hands-on training in the areas of their choice as part of a research group. The degree typically takes two years to complete and requires a public defense attended by a committee but does not require publication of a written thesis in the national MS thesis repository. Instead, a written project report is submitted to the faculty advisor for final approval.

Track 3 (Course-focused) 

Enrolling in a course based MS allows a student to graduate with a master’s degree in 12 months (e.g. fall, spring, and summer). This degree option may be appropriate for those who require accelerated learning of a broad range of topics within the chemical engineering discipline either to achieve career advancement or to complement other advanced degrees, e.g. in business, law, or medicine. 

Programme Structure

Our MS degree, which is designed for those with prior Chemical Engineering training, may be completed by following one of three available tracks.

  • Track 1: Thesis (24 months long, research based)
  • Track 2: Project (24 months long, research based)
  • Track 3: Courses (12 months long, course based)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are due January 15 but applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis while space is available. International students who require a visa, submission by March 1 is recommended for Fall admission.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      12 - 24 months

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits

    hours

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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    55

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • For Master’s applications, please submit undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate grades. GRE and recommendation letters are not required, although applicants are encouraged to submit them if doing so will strengthen their applications.
    • ALL international applicants MUST complete and return the International Applicant Financial, regardless of ability to pay. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23100 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11310 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships
  • University at Buffalo Presidential Fellowships
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowships
  • Fulbright Programs
  • Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program

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