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Master of Science (M.S.)

The principal requirements for the M.S. degree include 30 graduate-level semester hours of course work distributed as follows: 12 semester hours in the basis of chemical engineering courses, 9 additional hours in the engineering science core area, 1 semester hour of graduate seminar for each academic semester in residence, and individual work on a research thesis for 6 semester hours. The program requires the submission of a thesis approved by the student's Supervisory Committee.

Master of Science Non-Thesis Option (M.S.NT)

The M.S. NT degree is a nonthesis program intended for students whose B.S. degree is from an accredited chemical engineering curriculum who would like to complete a masters program in one year. The principal requirements for the M. S. NT degree are 30 semester hours of graduate courses including 7 credits of either supervised research work or an industrial internship.

Master of Engineering (M.E.)

The ME. degree is a nonthesis program intended for students whose B.S. degree is not from an accredited chemical engineering curnculum. Depending upon their prior education, students are generally required to take a set of undergraduate courses in chemical engineering. In addition, the program requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level semester hours.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree is primarily a research degree, the granting of which is based essentially on general proficiency and distinctive attainments in chemical engineering, particularly on the demonstrated ability to conduct an independent investigation as exhibited in a required doctoral dissertation. The formal requirements for the Ph.D. degree include successful completion of a qualifying/admission exam within the first fourteen months after admission, submission of a written dissertation based on original research, passing a dissertation defense examination, and the completion of 90 graduate-level semester hours of course work, including those required by the MS. degree.

Cost of Study

The cost of study can be estimated by consulting the Fee Calculation link at the UF web site The link also provides information useful for estimating your living expenses.

Student Outcomes

The diversity of research activities in the department has produced an equally diverse record of placement of its graduates. Recent alumni with graduate degrees are currently working in academia (Oregon State University, University of Alabama), industry (Intel, Texas Instruments, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, etc.), and government laboratories or attending law and medical schools.


New students for all graduate programs are admitted only in the Fall semester and the application deadline is December 5. The deadline is January 15 for MS applicants. Late applications may be accepted if funding is available.

An application package containing the required forms, additional information about the program, and a brochure about the department is available upon request. Please refer to the applications section of the web for more details.

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Admission Policy

There are three ways to apply for admission to our graduate program:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Download and print all required application forms from the appropriate web links, then submit the forms via post-office mail.
  • Request that we send you an application package via post-office mail.

Besides the application for admission to our department, official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores should be provided. International students must also submit official English Language Test (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB) scores. If you have any questions on the application process or technical details of the academic program, contact us by electronic mail, by FAX at (352) 392-9513, or call our Graduate Admissions Secretary at (352) 294-2891.