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Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at Purdue University

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May 13, 2020

The Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at Purdue University combines advanced CHE classes with business classes to provide students from both chemical engineering and other STEM backgrounds the opportunity to supplement their undergraduate education with a curriculum that prepares them for success as technical managers in engineering fields.

Students from non-chemical engineering backgrounds, such as Chemistry, will take three additional foundational Chemical Engineering courses in Engineering Calculations, Separation Processes, and Reaction Engineering to help prepare them for their graduate-level Chemical Engineering coursework. These pre-requisite courses can be taken concurrently with the rest of the PMP coursework so that their program completion is delayed by only one semester.

The following points are important considerations for students potentially interested in the PMP:

  • The 1.5-year PMP timeframe (August 2020 – December 2021) allows students to attain an advanced engineering degree very efficiently
  • Depending on professional plans, students can choose a curriculum focus in one of six different concentrations: (1) Biochemical; (2) Gas & Petroleum; (3) Energy; (4) Kinetics, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, (5) Pharmaceutical; (6) Polymers
  • Consistent with the overall philosophy of Purdue University, the tuition for this popular program is very reasonable, especially in comparison to CHE PMPs at peer institutions.
  • In anticipation of potential disruptions due to COVID-19 in the Fall, the PMP curriculum is able to delivered online for distance learning, if needed.
  • Students can also defer admission to January 2021 or August 2021, if needed.
  • The application deadline for Fall 2020 enrollment has been extended to July 1 in response to uncertainties related to COVID-19.

Additional information about the PMP can be found at the program website  Please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director and Professor, Dr. William Clark ( or the PMP Administrator, Mr. Corwin Green ( for further information.