M.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
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Graduate study in the department may be directed toward the master of science or the doctor of philosophy in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison. The graduate courses are planned to train outstanding students for advanced work in research and development.

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The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers research opportunities in both traditional and emerging areas of research in chemical and biological engineering. These areas include energy-related science and technology, soft and hard materials science and engineering, systems engineering and optimization, catalysis, process control and design, nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, complex fluids, colloid and interfacial phenomena, atomic, molecular, and multiscale modeling, polymers (synthesis and processing), micro- and nano-electronics, environmental engineering and sustainability, reactor design, and atomic-scale design of surface reactivity. These areas of research are advanced by leveraging tools from the fields of applied mathematics, statistical mechanics, kinetics and catalysis, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena within this Chemical Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Research in the department is highly interdisciplinary, capitalizing on programs of national prominence such as the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the nation's largest NIH-funded biotechnology training program, and the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine training program. Interdisciplinary research opportunities are also available through the Materials Science Program, the Center for Nanotechnology, and the Rheology Research Center. Researchers in the department have access to state-of-the-art facilities for research, including facilities for nanofabrication and the life sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate creative, independent problem solving skills.
  • Apply the latest scientific and technological advancements, advanced techniques, and modern engineering tools to these problems.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introductory Transport Phenomena
  • Momentum and Heat Transfer Operations
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Chemical Engineering Materials
  • Process Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a strong background in chemical engineering or related field and a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply for admission.
  • Most applicants accepted into the program have grade-point averages well above the Graduate School minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test.
  • Applications are evaluated on the basis of previous academic record, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and personal statement.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering does not consider applications for a terminal M.S. degree; the department admits only to the Ph.D. Applicants with degrees in the physical or life sciences or other engineering fields are encouraged to apply for admission into the graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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    12220 USD/year
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Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
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