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Chemical Engineering (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program 
Program Description

The Accelerated Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering (AMP ChE) is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in ChE in a total of 5 years. This program is available only for undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering at the U of A. The Chemical Engineering Program is designed to provide advanced work in a core of transport phenomena, thermodynamics and reaction engineering.

Students conduct research on a diverse range of projects due to multidisciplinary strengths, including nanotechnology, drug delivery, cancer detection/treatment, renewable energy, clean semiconductor manufacturing, water treatment and reuse, atmospheric chemistry and physics, life cycle assessment, electrochemistry, and applied quantum chemistry. There are especially strong interdisciplinary links to the Environmental Engineering Program, which has long-standing strengths in water and wastewater treatment science and technology as well as technology transfer, hazardous waste treatment, development of environmentally-friendly technologies for industry, and air quality research. This department’s environmental research contributes to the UA being one of the top ranked world programs in environmental science research.

Departmental research takes advantage of state-of-the-art facilities such as the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center (, the BIO5 Institute (, the Micro/Nano Fabrication Center (, and various facilities associated with the Institute for Energy Solutions (

Students in this program have a good track record of receiving financial aid from both university and federal fellowships. Graduates of this program most commonly obtain jobs in industry, government organizations, consulting, and continue on to advanced education to enter academia.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Chemical and Environmental Engineering -

College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Grace Marie Fuller
Graduate Program Coordinator
Grace Marie Fuller
Director of Graduate Studies
Dominic F Gervasio
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

In early January of the junior year, students submit an online application to the Graduate College, specifying chemical engineering as major subject. The student will also have the opportunity to indicate explicitly that the application is for AMP ChE. After acceptance to the AMP program, students register during their senior (fourth) year to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. These courses will serve both as electives for the BS degree and as core or elective courses for the MS. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their thesis or project. (

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): No GRE needed for AMP  Eligibility criteria:

To be considered eligible to apply for the AMP ChE, students must:

- Be a continuing University of Arizona undergraduate.

- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

- At the time of application, have completed a minimum of 75 units of undergraduate course work; a minimum of 12 undergraduate units must have been completed in the student's major at University of Arizona’s main campus. Research experience as an undergraduate is not a requirement, but it is desirable.

Minimum TOEFL: 60 on revised paper based (or 550 is taken before 2017)
Minimum IELTS: 7
Minimum PTE: 60
Minimum CEFR: C1

Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

Early January of the junior year

International Applicants:

Early January of the junior year

See Eligibility Criteria above.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

After admission into the AMP ChE program, students must select an advisor who will guide the student’s research or development work toward the completion of a thesis or master’s report. Writing a thesis or a report project is required. CHEE 400 level courses that are convened with 500 level courses can be taken as electives for both the BS and the AMP programs – the 500 version of the course must be taken in this case. Exceptions are CHEE 420/520 and 477R/577R. These are required undergraduate courses and the 400 version must be taken.

The AMP ChE can be either thesis or non-thesis and will follow the same requirements of the regular MS program, which can be found in the ChEE graduate students handbook:

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 30 Nov 2018