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ChE Professional Master's Program

The Professional Master’s Program at Purdue's School of Chemical Engineering is a full time, 12-month, MS non-thesis program that provides advanced technical education and professional management skill training in key areas of chemical engineering related industrial sectors of regional, national, and international importance.

The program is designed specifically to prepare students for specialized careers in industry and government, or to broaden the prospects of university graduates with careers in progress.

Program Detail and Curriculum

The Professional Master's Program provides a combination of advanced courses in chemical engineering, business and management, and is concluded with a summer research project. Given the strong Purdue ChE reputation and an increasingly critical need for specialized knowledge, the program attracts vibrant cohorts of qualified students. Purdue Chemical Engineering has always ranked high in employment statistics and there are many opportunities available for the graduates of the Professional MS program.


Students will gain specialized knowledge in key areas of Chemical Engineering by choosing one of five concentrations that best suits their interests and goals.

Engineering Coursework

Courses are offered in Chemical Engineering and a variety of electives in related areas such as Industrial & Physical Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Engineering.

Management Component

Students also have the opportunity to take management, finance, marketing and operations courses through Krannert Business School, enabling them to be successful in management roles.

Research Component

The program is concluded with a summer research project that will provide the opportunity for students to deliver tangible products in a formal format consistent with the expectations of firms that hire chemical engineers.

Program Schedule

The program begins each August and the tuition and fees are supported by the student. Upon completion of the program you will receive a Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering and be prepared to communicate, negotiate, and lead people and projects within a global engineering enterprise.


Our application process is entirely electronic and requires submission of an application through the Purdue University Graduate School. The application does not need completed all at once. You may save your application at any point and finish at a later time. The deadline to apply for fall admission is May 1. We encourage prospective students to apply early as we have a limited number of seats.

Application Deadlines:

  Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen May 1 December 1 No Entry
International May 1 November 1 No Entry



Admission Requirements:

Professional MS Applicants
  Cumulative GPA GRE TOEFL*
(TOEFL Alternative)
Pearson Test of English
(TOEFL Alternative)
US Citizen 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum Not Required Not Required Not Required
International 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum
Paper Based Test 550
Internet Based Test: 77
Reading: 19
Listening: 14
Speaking: 18
Writing: 18
6.5 58

*TOEFL scores may be waived for qualifying Professional MS applicants. To see if you qualify for this waiver, please click here and verify with our Graduate Office.

Supporting documentation needed to complete your application:

  • References: Identify three references. You will need their email address and contact information. They will submit their recommendations on-line, and then the letters will be uploaded directly to your application.
  • GRE Scores: Report your GRE test scores through the ‘Test Scores’ link in your application, and request ETS submit your GRE scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631.
  • TOEFL Scores: If you are an international student whose native language is not English, you must submit your TOEFL scores through the ‘Test Scores’ link in your application. Also, request ETS submit your TOEFL scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631.
  • Statement of Purpose: Carefully prepare a statement of purpose that clearly outlines your goals and interests in Chemical Engineering.
  • GPA & Class Ranking: Report undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate GPA(s) and class ranking(s) in your application through the ‘Education Background’ link.
  • Transcripts: Upload a PDF copy of all official transcripts from all institutions attended through the ‘Education Background’ link. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. An unofficial transcript printed from your current/previous institution(s) student system is not an acceptable document. International applicants should include original language and English translations of their transcripts.
  • Diversity Essay: Optional.
  • Resume: The School of Chemical Engineering does not require a resume be submitted with your application. However, if there is additional information you would like the admissions committee to consider, you are welcome to submit a resume.

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Corwin Green
Professional Master's Program Administrator
FRNY 2043B
(765) 494-7343