Chemical Engineering MS Degree

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Master's Degree
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



Life. Energy. Environment. This triad of engineering priorities is perhaps unmatched in its potential for improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of planet Earth. And at the heart of all three is chemical engineering, which holds the key to a healthier, cleaner and more efficient world, and a better tomorrow for all.

In an effort to propel this vision forward, the Stanford Chemical Engineering department has launched a fully online, part-time master’s degree program, which will expand the reach of chemical engineering to working professionals around the world.

Online master’s degree students will have the opportunity to combine Chemical Engineering studies with a wide range of engineering coursework offered by Stanford. Students will take core chemical engineering courses in areas like chemical kinetics, molecular thermodynamics and biochemical engineering. Students are then encouraged to follow their own interests and goal by selecting elective courses in areas like entrepreneurship, optimization, energy or applied mathematics. All program proposals will be reviewed and approved by an advisor.

For more information on the degree program, please visit the Stanford Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree page.


For admissions information, please review the department’s admissions page. For any questions regarding admission, please contact the department at

Program details

Most part-time students take an average of 3 to 5 years to complete the 45-unit requirement. You must complete a Master's degree within 5 years of starting the program.

This part-time degree program can be completed online with an approved program plan by the department. You may find it helpful to compare the degree requirements with SCPD’s typical course offerings to see if in the future a course is being offered online.

For degree requirements, please review either the department’s website or explore degrees. We also recommend visiting the FAQs page.


For course tuition and fees, please click Tuition & Fees.

HCP Handbook

To learn more about the policies, procedures, and logistics of being a HCP student, please review our Honors Cooperative Program Handbook