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Undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering have an opportunity to significantly reduce the time  required to obtain their Master of Science in chemical engineering following completion of their  Bachelor of Science degree.


Graduate applicants must do the following to be considered for admission:

  1. Fast Track Application
  2. Minimum 3.5 Overall GPA at the time of application
  3. No C’s & 3.0 GPA in chemical engineering coursework
  4. Intent to pursue a graduate degree at Texas A&M in chemical engineering


Fast Track program will allow you to take up to 12 hours of coursework while you complete your undergraduate degree. Up to 6 of these hours can count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degree. It will decrease the time for students to get their graduate degree by approximately one year.

How It Works

  1. There are 32 credit hours required to satisfy an MS degree.
  2. If planned well, you could take at least four classes during your undergraduate studies that  count toward your graduate degree. You can apply two of these four courses toward your  undergraduate degree.
  3. If step 2 is satisfied, then your remaining requirements for the MS degree consist of:
    • Three courses (9 credit hours)
    • Two hours of seminar
    • Lab Safety
    • Grad Mentoring
    • A minimum of seven credit hours of thesis research
    • Completion of your thesis

Before making the decision to pursue the fast track program, it is advisable that students should schedule a visit with one of the department's undergraduate advisors.

Notes : It is not required that you take four graduate level courses in your final year of undergraduate studies; doing so, however, maximizes your capability to finish your MS within one year. In order to continue with the Fast Track degree you must maintain a 3.0 GPA in Chemical Engineering coursework.