Chemical Engineering Professional Master's Program

The Professional Master’s Program (PMP) 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 needed in industry, such as leadership and management skills, business and financial skills, oral and written communication skills, teamwork, and defining and managing projects. 

What sets our program apart is our ability to tailor coursework to the career goals and backgrounds of our students. For students that do not have a background in chemical engineering, we offer prerequisite courses to introduce students to chemical engineering and to the fundamental and introductory skills that are needed to successfully begin masters-level coursework. Students with more advanced backgrounds can begin in higher-level classes. 

Program Highlights

  • 12-Month Program: Students take a combination of advanced technical and management courses, earning a Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • Specially Tailored Coursework: Students choose from 6 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 and career development 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.