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Purdue ChE Master’s Program Announcement

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October 6, 2020

To students:

 Do you know what is next for you after undergrad? We encourage you to consider the Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at Purdue University. The PMP is a 12-16 month long, non-thesis, coursework-based Master’s program that prepares students for leadership and business roles in industry and government sectors through a combination of advance engineering and business courses. Additionally, students gain professional experience during the 12-week long summer capstone program, wherein students work on open-ended problems as part of an industry-based with one of our industry partners or an academic-based capstone project with one of our engineering faculty.

 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 only delayed by one semester.

This combined professional experience and advanced degree prepares students for success in diverse fields and positions in traditional and non-traditional chemical engineering-related sectors alike. In fact, our graduating 2019 class reported an average starting salary of $82,000 and a 94% employment rate within 6months of graduation. To see all of the great opportunities our graduates enjoy, read more about our successful alumni at

Now, we are currently accepting applications for both Spring (January) and Fall (August) 2021 and GRE score requirements have been waived for these applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, international students receiving a degree from a U.S. institution do not need to submit English Proficiency scores, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Interested in waiving your application fee? Attend the free virtual Big 10 Grad Expo on October 4-5, and you will qualify for an application fee waiver to a Purdue graduate program – that’s a $60 & $75 value for domestic and international students, respectively! Not only will you be able to attend our PMP information session, but you will gain access to hundreds of other institutions across the nation who will also be in attendance.

Registration Information for the Big 10 Grad Expo can be found at  

To find out more information about the Professional M.S. Program:

If you’re ready to apply, find out more information about our application process, including deadlines, at

Boiler Up!


William R. Clark, M.D.

Professor of Engineering Practice

Director, Professional Master’s Program

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Purdue University