Chemical Engineering
Professional Master's Program

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The Chemical Engineering Professional Master's Program (PMP) at Purdue University provides students from both chemical engineering and non-chemical engineering undergraduate backgrounds the opportunity to supplement their education with a curriculum that prepares them for success in industry. The PMP provides students with the technical skills they would acquire in a traditional MS program, while also developing skills indispensable in industry, such as leadership, management, business, financial skills, oral and written communication, teamwork, defining & managing projects. 

Our master's graduate program in chemical engineering is set apart because the coursework may be tailored to the career goals and backgrounds of our students. Students who do not have a background in chemical engineering complete prerequisite courses. The prerequisite courses introduce the fundamental and introductory skills needed to successfully begin chemical engineering masters level coursework. Students with more advanced backgrounds may begin in higher-level classes. 

Program Highlights

  • 12-Month Program: Students with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or have completed some chemical engineering courses complete a combination of advanced technical and management courses, earning a Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • Coursework: Students choose from 7 concentration areas to gain specialized knowledge suited to their interests and goals.
  • Real-World Problem Solving and Innovation: Students work with industry leaders and our world-renowned faculty on a 6-credit hour capstone project.
  • Advanced Professional Development Programs: Students receive one-on-one counseling with a faculty or industry experienced mentor as well as career development opportunities to prepare for success at Purdue and beyond.
  • Career Catalyzation: Most graduates enter careers in diverse fields, often on advanced leadership tracks, while some students pursue further education, such as a PhD or MBA.