24 months
27846 USD/year
27846 USD/year
8757 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico offers an MS in Chemical Engineering. The department has a variety of established research programs in chemical, biological, and materials engineering.


  • The Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of New Mexico offers the ABET-accredited bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.  We also offer the master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees in chemical engineering.  Faculty in CBE also participate in the interdisciplinary graduate programs offering the MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and in Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering (NSME).
  • Chemical engineers have long played key roles in a diverse set of industries that include petroleum, food, pharmaceuticals, artificial fibers, petrochemicals, plastics and ceramics. In these areas, chemical engineers design and develop the processes for large-scale manufacturing that result in affordable products that are essential to our way of life. 
  • Chemical engineers are on the forefront of rapidly developing areas that include biotechnology and biomedicine, semiconductor manufacturing and data storage devices, and advanced materials with precisely-controlled microstructures. Chemical engineering is also widely applied to environmental protection and remediation, process safety, and hazardous waste management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Practices 
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Methods of Analysis in Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Engineering 
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 
  • Kinetics of Chemical Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): of 3.0 (or equivalent) over the last two undergraduate years in science, math, and engineering courses.
  • GRE General Exam Scores: required
  • Language Skills for International Students: International students must achieve a minimum score on the TOEFL of 550 on the paper exam, 213 on the computer exam, or 79-80 on the internet-based test; a score of 6.5 on the IELTS; or a minimum score of C on the CPE or CAE test. An official score report is required, sent directly from the testing center to UNM.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted using our online application system.
  • Letter of intent that summarizes your qualifications, professional goals, and indicates the area of chemical engineering which you want to pursue.
  • A resume or CV
  • Official GRE scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27846 USD/year
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  • National

    27846 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8757 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
Living costs

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


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