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Chemical Engineering, M.S.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Help lead the transformation of our economy by driving sustainability, electrification and process intensification after completing our chemical engineering program.

As new problems emerge throughout our world, chemical engineers are called upon to solve them. We train students to solve these problems by teaching them how to innovate in decarbonization, energy generation, electrification and storage, carbon capture, sustainable engineering and more.

Program Highlights

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    Research Focus

    Engage in research in catalysis, electrochemical systems and other topics aimed at creating a more sustainable society.

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    Gain recognition by presenting your work through publishing papers and speaking at conferences.

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    Professional Development

    Build critical skillsets with opportunities for professional development integrated into the graduate curriculum.

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    Expand your network with our industrial mentorship program for graduate students.

What You’ll Study

Our program incorporates a strong industrial focus in research and education, including an extensive industrial mentorship program. We offer opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through supervision of undergraduate researchers at our special centers, which allow students to conduct research and interact with industrial leaders.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Biochemicals Researcher
  • Energy Expert
  • Petrochemicals Researcher
  • Pharmaceuticals Researcher
  • Recycling Expert

Workplace Settings

  • Energy/chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductors/microelectronics
  • Transportation
  • Paper/packaging
  • Consumer goods

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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