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Chemical Engineering M.S. - Online

This fully online chemical engineering graduate program will reinforce and advance your understanding of core engineering principles. Our faculty prepare you for careers in chemical process engineering or research and development.

​​Why Choose an Online Chemical Engineering M.S. Degree?

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Advance your career in chemical engineering, and do it on your schedule  from anywhere. 

Fully online chemical engineering graduate programs like ours advance your understanding of core chemical engineering principles. You’ll graduate with the skills to excel in consumer products and cosmetic engineering, biopharmaceuticals, the development and production of smart materials (e.g., 3D printing), and other focus areas. 

Graduates of this program have interned and landed high-ranking positions at IBM, PepsiCo, Honeywell, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, and other multinational companies. 

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The cosmetic and other chemical engineering classes gave me a great deal of industry knowledge before I even started out in my career.

Mackenzie Kolman ’21, Formulation Scientist at Unilever

Customize Your Chemical Engineering Graduate Degree

Online and fully in-person students in the chemical engineering graduate program can choose from the following areas of study:

Discover Professional Opportunities 

Our faculty will work with you to find great employment opportunities. Our graduates go on to work at these and other companies: 

  • L’Oreal
  • Merck
  • Unilever
  • Global Foundries
  • Baker Hughes

Graduates of this program have secured these and other job titles: 

  • Cosmetic scientist or engineer 
  • Supply chain engineer
  • Research and development scientist or engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Product launch manager
  • Find Learning That Matches Your Lifestyle

    Students electing to take the online option will have access to all of the same lecture courses and the same curriculum as students taking courses in person. As an online student, you also have the option of joining on-campus classes whenever you are able. 
  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    Find the best of the online and in-person worlds at Manhattan College. Study virtually with peers who are juggling work and life the same way you are, plus take advantage of student clubs and organizations that both enhance your career opportunities and offer solidarity and friendships. Such clubs include Engineers Without Borders, the Society of Women Engineers, and many more.
  • Build Valuable Skills

    Manhattan College’s online program for chemical engineers fully develops your problem solving, statistics, modeling, programming, and mathematics communication skills (verbally and in writing), preparing you for roles at prestigious companies or the pursuit of doctoral work. 

    Participate in Research Remotely

    Conducting research is a popular option in this program  about 50% of students participate in research projects with faculty while earning their degree. Many have published their work in peer-reviewed journals or presented their work at conferences. As a fully online student, you may participate in research, too. However, projects must be structured in a way that does not require laboratory work, so you might consider projects involving data analysis, literature review, and/or computer modeling and simulation. 

    Learn more about research as a remote student. 

  • Admission Requirements

    Our Master’s in Chemical Engineering prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. You must also have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, though other factors may be considered. 

    One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source is a required document along with an application form and transcript.

    Admission Requirements

  • Program Requirements

    At Manhattan College you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, which typically take 1-2 years of study. Part-time students may complete their degrees in approximately three years by taking one or two classes per semester.

    If you have an undergraduate degree in another engineering or STEM program, there may be a requirement to take prerequisite courses for admission.

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  • Browse Department Faculty

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    Faculty in the chemical engineering program are second-to-none, having won multiple awards for their work and managed many of Manhattan College’s research projects. They have also been involved in major projects around the U.S. 

    As a student, you will engage with some of the best guidance in the country and receive the mentoring you need to excel professionally.

  • What Other Students are Asking
    Frequently asked questions students ask about the program: 
    • In what ways does this program differ from the in-person?
      Students electing to take the online option will have access to all of the same lecture courses and the same curriculum as students taking courses in person.  The only difference is that students will not be able to take an elective that involves laboratory work such as CHMG 735 (Independent Project or Thesis). Also, students taking the online program would not be eligible for graduate research or laboratory assistantships.
    • Can I participate in research as a remote/online student?
      Yes, you can participate in research as a remote student. You can apply either three or six elective credits to get credit for research under the supervision of a department faculty member. A three-credit research project would take place over one semester, while a six-credit thesis would be performed over two semesters.
    • Can I attend graduation in person when I complete the program?
      Yes, of course, assuming you have met the requirements for attending on-campus events by the Office of Health Services and have the ability to travel to the New York area during graduation
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