Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Students in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program (available both on-campus and online via DEN@Viterbi) will take a number of advanced courses in key fundamental chemical engineering areas such as transport phenomena, applied mathematics, thermodynamics, kinetics and reaction engineering.

In addition, students will select a number of electives courses to develop knowledge and expertise in specialized fields such as energy engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, environmental engineering, engineering design, and control management.

Chemical engineering is the only engineering discipline that makes extensive use of chemical transformations (i.e. reactions) in addition to physical transformations (such as machining and molding) to achieve added value.

Thus, chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad of consumer product industries, because all manufacturing involves chemical transformations in one way or another.

Related Programs

The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science also offers the following program concentrations:

  • MS in Materials Engineering
  • MS in Materials Engineering (Machine Learning)
  • MS in Materials Science (On-campus only)
  • MS in Petroleum Engineering
  • MS in Petroleum Engineering (Geoscience Technologies)
  • MS in Petroleum Engineering (Digital Oilfield Technologies)
  • Dual Degree: MS in Petroleum Engineering/MS in Engineering Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Oilfield Technologies
  • Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources)

For a complete list of graduate programs offered online in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, please visit the DEN@Viterbi Program Offerings.

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Oil and Gas
  • Commerce
  • Consultancy
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Combustion
  • Petrochemicals
  • Project Delivery
  • Process Control
  • Petroleum
  • Minerals
  • Environmental Agencies

Earn your Master of Science in Chemical Engineering online via DEN@Viterbi. Request information today.

Same Faculty. Same Program. Same Degree.

DEN@Viterbi strives to meet the needs of engineering professionals, providing the opportunity to advance your education while maintaining your career and other commitments. By breaking down geographical and scheduling barriers, DEN@Viterbi allows you to take your classes anytime and anywhere.

DEN@Viterbi students undergo the same academic requirements, curriculum, and must adhere to the same academic standards as on-campus students; therefore, your diploma is ultimately issued by the University of Southern California. There is no difference between remote students and on-campus students.