Chemical Engineering—MS, PhD

Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University is about what’s possible. We work across disciplines and with industry support to produce impactful research. Our facilities, faculty, and programs are your formula for getting ahead. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

Many of our research projects are driven by University initiatives in sustainability, biotechnology, and alternative energy. Students in the master's or doctorate in chemical engineering program get industry-relevant, hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment for chemical processing, instrumentation, control, and data acquisition. Our nationally recognized research focuses on process safety and systems engineering, energy production and storage, sustainability, applied thermodynamics, polymer and minerals processing, new materials synthesis, iron and steel production, and biochemical engineering.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Chemical Engineering Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the chemical engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Chemical Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about chemical engineering at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Tim Eisele

Graduate Assistant

Kristi Pieti


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your chemical engineering MS and PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Biochemical
  • Nanoindentation

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Work side-by-side with internationally recognized faculty advisors on a wide range of research activities that are often interdisciplinary, with strong industry collaborations. Chemical and materials industries fund a quarter of our research programs, with additional support from government agencies.

Where You'll Work

Our fully equipped labs and analytical equipment let you study inorganic and biochemical systems and processes ranging from nanoscale to pilot plant scale. Projects go well beyond small-scale laboratory demonstrations.

Faculty Spotlight

Rebecca Garlock Ong

Rebecca Garlock Ong
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering

"Everything you use on a daily basis—there was a chemical engineer involved in making it."

The goal of Dr. Ong's lab is to produce environmentally-friendly, renewable fuels and products from lignocellulosic (non-food) plant materials.

Program Faculty