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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 do not offer graduate degrees in any other program except 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.
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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.
- The Basics
- Degree Requirements
- Degree Plan
- Registration and Holds
- Grad Assistantships and Employment
Students are admitted each fall semester. Admission info including application deadlines and how to apply can be found online. In addition to completing the online application, you will need to provide official transcripts from all previous institutions, GRE scores, a current CV, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and meet English proficiency requirements. Official copies of all documents are required for admission. However, photocopies can be used for the initial review process.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 Aug 1, 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.
Is spring semester admission possible?
Spring admissions are possible. However, the overwhelming majority of newly admitted graduate students will enter the program in the fall semester.
Can I apply and turn in documents after the priority deadline?
Applicants are encouraged to meet the admissions priority deadline to ensure early admissions decisions, but we will accept applications, documents and scores after the priority deadline date.
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 should expect to graduate in 1.5 to 2 years. Part-time student completion time will depend on enrollment hours per semester.
Is financial support available?
Graduate assistantships are available and require a minimum of 20 hours per week of work on a research project or as a teaching/grading assistant. This will qualify the student for tuition compensation, a stipend and other benefits. Some additional financial assistance is available periodically.
What if I have a non-chemical engineering undergraduate degree?
The program can accept students without undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering. but it can be more difficult. The decision depends on courses that you have taken as an undergraduate student and your level of preparation.
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..
Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Qatar Exchange Programs Our main campus in the U.S. 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 US. Texas A&M University (U.S.) Departments and Colleges
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
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