Why earn a master's degree in chemical engineering?

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Chemical engineering impacts many industries. The challenges and opportunities from innovation in this field are virtually endless. Those with advanced knowledge in these technical areas can lead the way in industry, government and higher education.

UND's graduate degree program is focused on preparing you with the experiences and knowledge you need to:

  • Create, evaluate and convey a hypothesis that will resonate with a technical audience.
  • Become a more proficient engineer, with advanced problem-solving skills to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Advance research skills through real-world applications and experimentation.
  • Gain a broad base of knowledge with exposure to a very wide range of chemical engineering processes, applications and materials.

Top Affordable Online Engineering Program

Compare our online and on-campus tuition rates and you'll see why UND is known for educational quality and affordability. 

M.S. vs. M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering

UND offers both Chemical Engineering Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degrees. It is recommended you connect with the Department of Chemical Engineering before making a final decision. However, in general, a M.Eng. program includes more coursework (including electives), while the M.S. program includes a thesis and/or research project.

Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering

  • UND is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online graduate engineering program. 

  • Enhance your knowledge and skill-sets in core as well as specific chemical engineering subject areas

  • Participate in projects conducted through our collaboration with the world-renowned Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).

  • Structure your graduate program with innovative research, and both traditional and alternative course study (independent study or online coursework).

  • Earn your chemical engineering degree online. Take flexible courses all online and never come to campus. 

  • Advance your research knowledge in areas such as fuels, sustainable energy technologies, production processes, material reactions, environmental impacts and other related areas. 

Careers as a Chemical Engineer


Median salary for a chemical engineer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment growth expected in the field through 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

UND graduates can expect a range of opportunities in careers like:

  • Chemical engineering manager
  • Project manager
  • Process manager
  • Senior chemical engineer
  • Chemical process engineer
  • Engineering professor
  • Safety engineer

UND Chemical Engineering Alumni

Some of the top companies in the world have hired UND graduates including:

  • 3M
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Cargill
  • Dakota Gasification Company, Inc.
  • Dow Chemical
  • Energizer Battery
  • Intel
  • Marathon Oil
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Schlumberger
  • US Steel

Graduate Chemical Engineering Courses