Graduate Program

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers studies leading to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. This degree requires 24 credit hours of course work; 6 credit hours for the thesis; and a written thesis and an oral defense. Students must maintain a B average overall in course work and pass the "Proficiency in Expository Writing" examination, administered by the Graduate School. The program offers advanced coursework in chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, process control, process design and applied mathematics for chemical engineers. Research interests of the faculty include hazardous waste remediation, biopolymers, biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, fluid and thermal sciences, environmental engineering, process control and design, numerical analysis, combustion and incineration, dynamics of reacting systems and electronic materials processing. Graduate students work closely with faculty to design research programs suitable to their talents and interests.

See complete descriptions of all graduate courses offered by the department.

See the Graduate Bulletin for more information on this program and on any other factors related to graduate studies at Howard, and in particular the graduate program in Chemical Engineering.


2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco

Wed, March 1, 2017

One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The­ students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>

ChemE Dept. Chair Ramesh Chawla Invited to Serve on EPA's National Advisory Council

Tue, May 24, 2016

Chemical Engineering Department Chair Ramesh Chawla has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>


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