12 months
23580 USD/year
23580 USD/year
14814 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program is offered by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

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Students in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program offered by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  interested in completing a research project in Chemical Engineering can do so within the project pathway.  For the thesis pathway, students complete a qualifying examination, write a research thesis and pass an oral defense of the thesis. All students must satisfy the GPA and course requirements for their field of specialty within five years of admission.

Course Requirements

For all pathways, a minimum of 30 credit-hours of course work in technical areas relating directly to chemical engineering is required, including the core curriculum. Up to nine credit-hours of advanced, upper level undergraduate courses may count toward this minimum. For the MS thesis pathway at least six credit hours, and no more than nine credit hours, of Thesis Research (ENCH 799) can be used as part of the 30 credit hour minimum. Each students works with the their advisor to select the courses to meet the degree requirements and prepare them for their professional career.

Programme Structure

Students can choose from three degree pathways for a MS degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CENG):

  • thesis pathway
  • project pathway
  • course-only pathway

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcript(s)
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Completion of key prerequisite courses 
  • Two (2) or more letters of recommendation from professional or academic references.
  • C.V. or Resume (optional, but recommended)
  • Statement of academic goals and research interests (optional; highly recommended)
  • English Language proficiency scores are required for International students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14814 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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