M.S. in Chemical Engineering Admission Requirements

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The online application is now available at the Graduate Division Website. Applications are only accepted for the Fall semester.

Application Deadline for the M.S. Program

M.S. in Chemical Engineering | April 10, 2018 8:59 PM

Application Materials

Admission is granted by the University's Graduate Division on the recommendation of the department. Applicants are required to provide the following:

  • Evidence of superior performance and research experience in the last 2 years of undergraduate studies;
  • General Graduate Record Examination Scores are required and this cannot be waived.  letters of recommendation from professors or colleagues familiar with the applicant's academic, research, and professional aptitudes.
  • International students whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.*

The weight of evidence from all sources determines admission. Most applicants will have completed a typical undergraduate program in chemical engineering. However, admission may be granted to students with undergraduate degrees in a related discipline. In this case, necessary background courses in chemical engineering are taken as part of the program for the first year.

*All international applicants are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency by providing test scores from either the TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score for the TOEFL is at least a 90 on the (Internet-based test) iBT. You may also submit an IELTS score of an overall Band score of 7 on a 9-point scale.The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be waived if you have studied at a U.S. institution of higher education for at least a year and received grades of B or better. In that case, an official transcript from that institution can be used as evidence of English language proficiency.

We welcome inquiries concerning admission to our graduate program by email at: chegrad@cchem.berkeley.edu

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