About the MCHE

The professional Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE) degree program at Rice University offers a non-thesis professional degree intended to better prepare students for a career in the field of chemical engineering. The curriculum is designed for recent graduates with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering to complete in two semesters (fall and spring).

About the Curriculum

The curriculum is also designed for students with a non-chemical engineering bachelor's degree. Additional semesters are typically needed in order for the students to take the additional courses that chemical engineering bachelor's degree holders have taken (i.e., chemical engineering design and process control). Also, some courses may be recommended to the student, in preparation for the graduate-level courses, depending on the student.

Learn more about the coursework and requirements.

MChE Focus Areas

Students pursuing the MChE professional master's degree can choose from one of four focus areas:

  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
  • Energy or Bioengineering
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Once you've reviewed the deadlines, requirements, and prerequisites below, visit our Graduate Admissions to begin your application to Rice University.

Program & Application FAQs

Have a question about the program, curriculum or application requirements and process? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Contact Us

Additional questions about the MChE Program may be addressed by emailing to our graduate admissions committee.