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Chemical Engineering (M.Eng.)

Further your understanding of subjects such as microfluidics, biomedical diagnostics, biofuels and advanced materials alongside world-class scholars.

Chemical Engineering – Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

In the Chemical Engineering Master of Engineering program at Montana State, graduate students further their understanding of topics related to microfluidics, biomedical diagnostics, biofuels and other advanced material topics in order to build professional skills and knowledge in the medical and energy system sectors. By earning a Masters of Engineering degree, candidates advance their knowledge in the chemical engineering field alongside award-winning faculty who are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise.

In addition to the coursework-focused Master of Engineering program, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering also offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Chemical Engineering.




Montana State engineer and associate professor Stephanie McCalla was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the most prestigious award for developing young researchers.



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The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the top five public, four-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.


WICHE Partnered Program
This graduate program honors the WICHE partnership for students from 15 western states. If you’re a resident of a WICHE state, you qualify for tuition significantly less than standard non-resident tuition. Learn more.


Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State's Center for Biofilm Engineering has been a world leader in biofilm research for more than 25 years, pioneering discoveries with far-reaching implications in industry.




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Graduate School offer includes:

Additionally, students in the Western U.S. may be eligible to take advantage of special tuition rates due to the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). For more information, please reach out to the Graduate School for more information.

Change the World

Our interdisciplinary research is solving real-world problems. Recent projects involving graduate students in the Chemical & Biological Engineering department include:

  • Field-testing microbial chemistry for sealing hard-to-fix leaks in oil and gas wells
  • Creating new low-cost tools for diagnosing malaria and other diseases in low-resource settings
  • Developing new, environmentally friendly ways of getting more biofuel energy out of agricultural biproducts like corn stover





Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Chemical Engineering program is no different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Chemical Engineering program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Chemical and Biological Engineering department may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.