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The MS degree in Chemical Engineering at UL Lafayette is specially designed to provide the student with a combination of higher-level design and project management skills combined with a deeper knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals.

Students wishing to enter industry find that the additional knowledge base provides them a competitive edge for future job advancements. Those students continuing on to the Ph.D. level are given a strong education base to build upon so they can be successful with the obtainment of their PhD degree. Both Thesis and Non-Thesis options are available.

Financial support for the MS level is offered to some students based on the availability of funded graduate positions and student qualifications. Both university and external R&D funds are used to support our MS students. Working professionals can enter as part-time MS students. The department will work with these students to successfully complete their degree requirements.

Our department has a long history of producing MS degreed alumni who have gone on to excel within their chosen career paths. Please consider joining one of the best MS programs for building top-flight chemical engineers.

For more information about our graduate programs, please contact Drs. William Chirdon (Departmental Graduate Coordinator) and Rafael Hernandez (Department Head) at and, respectively.  Interested students may also reach out to individual faculty members about their research programs and potential opportunities to join their respective R&D teams.

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This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.

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