BS/Master's in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

For Current Rutgers Students

The objectives of the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering are:

1) To provide an expedited graduate applications process for highly qualified students
2) To provide the added depth of knowledge inherent in graduate course work
3) To enable our students to receive both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in a shortened timeframe
4)  To encourage our top students to pursue graduate study

Students may apply to either the Master of Science (MS )in Chemical Engineering or the Master of Engineering (ME) in Chemical Engineering. The program is ideally suited for an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, but it may be possible to pursue the Bachelor's/Master's in Chemical Engineering in combination with another undergraduate major. Please consult the Graduate Director to assess individual situations for appropriateness

Please see the School of Engineering overview page for general information about the BS/Master's Program

Admission Essentials

  • Applicants must be in their Junior year or Fall semester of the Senior year
  • Applicant must have completed 96 credits of coursework at the end of the sixth undergraduate semester
  • GPA of 3.2
  • GRE is NOT required
  • Application fee is waived
  • Application is processed through CBE department for expedited decisions

Please note that meeting these eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Students must maintain an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 to continue in the program.

Application Materials

  • on-line application form
  • brief (one page) personal statement outlining your professional goals, attached to the application form
  • at least one recommendation letter, e-mailed to the graduate program director


  • BS/Master's candidates take at least two graduate-level courses (6 credits)  prior to the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • These 6 credits must not be used to satisfy any Bachelor's degree requirements (no double dipping)
  • Following the senior year, candidates complete the remainder of the Master's degree curriculum as normal
  • The time to complete the Master's degree is typically reduced as 6 or more credits (out of 30) have been completed
  • Completion of the Master's degree typically within one year of Bachelor's graduation

Questions? Contact the Graduate Program Director today!

  • Not a CBE major? We can discuss a curriculum that fits your preparation and interests
  • GPA below 3.2? We can explore other pathways to enter the CBE Master's program
  • Completing a Senior Thesis? Undergraduate research nicely dovetails with graduate research and coursework
  • Interested in pursuing a Co-Op as an undergraduate? You may be able to complete both degrees and a Co-Op within 5 years
  • Think it's too late to apply? It's never too late to get engaged with the Graduate Program, and we have many options to get you enrolled quickly