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Graduate Studies

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Graduate Studies – About the Program

Texas A&M University at Qatar offers two graduate degrees in chemical engineering: a Master of Science (M.S.) and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). At this time, we only offer graduate degrees in chemical engineering. Master of Science (M.S.) The Master of Science requires a minimum of 32 semester credit hours of approved courses and research. Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) The Master of Engineering degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of approved courses and requires no research credit hours. For More Information Chemical Engineering Graduate Program — All academic aspects of the chemical engineering graduate degrees are handled by the Chemical Engineering Program. Visit this page for details on the academic requirements of the chemical engineering graduate degrees. Graduate Admissions — The admission process is coordinated by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Visit this page for more information on admissions and application requirements.

Current Students

Frequently Asked Questions
  • When can I apply for admissions and what information do I need to provide? Students are admitted each fall semester. Admissions information, including application deadlines and how to apply, can be found online. Once you complete the admission application, you will be sent a login and password to provide transcripts from all previous institutions, GRE scores, a current CV, statement of purpose, three references for recommendation to the program, and verification that you meet the English proficiency requirements. The initial review process will be based on information you upload to our site; however, admission is contingent on verification by our office of all test scores and official transcripts.
  • Are there minimum requirements for admission? Admissions decisions are made on a competitive basis that take into account several aspects of a student’s portfolio so there are no minimum requirements in any category. Average GRE quantitative scores are 161 (770 on tests taken before 1 August 2011) and average GPA is 3.65 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Is it possible to tell me what my chances are of being accepted before I apply? Regrettably the program does not have the resources to offer pre-screening of applications. It is recommended that you contact the advising staff at your own undergraduate institution for an evaluation of your current record and suggestions regarding where to apply for graduate school. Your undergraduate record, performance on the GRE, any undergraduate research experience, letters of recommendation, and your personal statement are all considered in our decision regarding admission.
  • Can I apply and turn in documents after the deadline? Applicants are highly encouraged to meet the admissions deadline to ensure a decision for the semester in they apply. Applications and documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • How much will the program cost? Tuition is approximately $535 per credit hour so students should expect a minimum of $16,000 for tuition costs for the duration of the degree.
  • How long will the program take? Full-time students (typically 9 or more credit hours per semester) should expect to graduate in 1.5 to 2 years. Part-time students (typically less than 9 credit hours per semester) completion time will depend on enrollment hours per semester.
  • Is financial support available? Graduate assistantships may be available and require a minimum of 20 hours per week of work on a research project or as a teaching assistant. This will qualify the student for full tuition support, a stipend and other benefits. Some additional financial assistance such as fellowship will be available periodically.
  • How do I apply for assistantship or fellowship? There is no application for assistantship or fellowship. Both types of support are offered on a merit and competitive basis and are offered to incoming and current students by the program’s graduate committee. It is suggested that anyone interested in assistantship directly contact the faculty that share the same research interest and determine the likelihood of availability at the time of admission. Please visit the program website for information about research efforts.
  • What if I have an undergraduate degree that is not chemical engineering? The program has accepted students without undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering. However, receiving a positive decision can be more difficult, as this program builds on the undergraduate education of a chemical engineer. Like with all applicants, the decision depends on courses that you have taken as an undergraduate student, your level of preparation, and any industry experience in the chemical engineering field you may possess.
  • How do I select my research advisor? Students are highly encouraged to contact faculty members and learn about their research areas. In addition, new students should become familiar with research activities in the Chemical Engineering Program by attending a series of seminars given by the faculty during the first fall semester. All students selecting research advisors are required to attend all seminars, even if they already have a preferred research area. Students then consult with the graduate advisor and the faculty to choose a research advisor and other committee members.
  • How do I obtain a visa to attend Texas A&M University at Qatar? Applicants are not granted a visa until admitted to the program. Once admitted, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies will work with student services to obtain a visa prior to your arrival.
  • Is there a Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Qatar Exchange Program? Our main campus in the US does offer graduate degrees in chemical, electrical and computer, mechanical, and petroleum engineering as well as science and liberal arts. Many students who are admitted to these programs in the US, spend semesters at Texas A&M at Qatar to work on research. Additionally, the Petroleum Engineering Department on main campus offers graduate degrees via distance education. For admissions information you must contact the respective office of the program you wish to apply to and you must apply to Texas A&M University in the U.S. Texas A&M University (U.S.) departments and colleges:

Graduate Assistantships and Employment

Assistantships are available to qualified students depending on funding. GARs are selected by faculty members and GATs and GANTs are selected by the academic programs. The Qatar Graduate Studies Office manages the hiring process, ensures adherence to university rules and regulations and prepares the offer letter (or contract). Once the contract is signed by the faculty supervisor, administration and student, the Qatar Graduate Studies Office forwards the Human Resources Services, Finance, Building Operations, and Information Technology offices at the Qatar campus.


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