Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include the following prerequisites: (1) a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, or a closely related technical or scientific discipline; (2) mathematics through integral calculus and differential equations; and (3) coursework or proficiency in chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, and thermodynamics.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering (all prerequisites are available) or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of five recommended core courses and five electives.
  • At least six of the ten courses must be from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program. Exceptions to this must be approved by the program chair. A course from any other program may be allowed to count as one of the six courses only if it has significant chemical and biomolecular engineering content and is consistent with your educational goals. Nine of the courses (including the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering courses) must be STEM related. The tenth course may be chosen from any field of interest to you.
  • Focus areas are not required for this program.
  • You may count 400-level courses toward your degree if the course is not offered at the 600-level, and if the department offering the course considers it to be graduate-level, assuming, you have not taken an equivalent course previously. Courses offered at both the 400- and 600-levels must be taken at the higher level.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Course Planning and Search

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Research and education in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are deeply interdisciplinary and targeted at solving some of the world’s most challenging problems, ranging from the development of new therapies to conquer cancer to the creation of earth-friendly biofuels and other sources of energy to the design of molecular electronics and more.