Bridging program for students seeking admission to the MSChE program without an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering

(as of 5/8/2013)

Requirement 1: Undergraduate GPA

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, mathematics: ≥ 3.25 / 4.0

Bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited institution: ≥ 3.0 / 4.0

Bachelor’s degree in another biological or physical science or another engineering discipline: ≥ 3.25 / 4.0

Requirement 2: Completed Undergraduate courses (with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 / 4.0)

Calculus I, Calculus II, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

General Chemistry I, II; Physics I, II (An additional upper level science course can substitute for Physics II)

2 Upper level science courses appropriate to the student’s undergraduate major

Requirement 3: GRE scores

Quantitative Reasoning: ≥ 700/800 (old scale) or ≥ 155/170 (new scale)   

Analytical writing: ≥ 4.0/6.0

Slightly lower GRE scores will be allowed if the undergraduate GPA is higher than the minimum listed.

Requirement 4: Undergraduate Chemical Engineering course content

To satisfy Requirement 4, select 1 of the 2 options below. Successful completion of the 3 requirements above and either Requirement 4 option will ensure admission into the MSChE program on a probationary basis, once a complete application has been submitted and Requirement 5 is satisfied.

Option 1: Villanova University undergraduate courses

Complete 6 core undergraduate chemical engineering courses with a GPA ≥ 3.0 /4.0: 

Fall semester, 3 courses:

 

Spring semester, 3 of 4 courses (to be selected based on student background, academic performance, and academic advisement):

Note: these courses will not earn the student credit toward the completion of the 30-credit MSChE degree, but will represent one of the prerequisite requirements for admission into the program.

(OR)

Option 2: Michigan State bridging courses

Complete CHE 804, 805 Foundations of Chemical Engineering I, II; offered online by Michigan State University; complete each course with a GPA ≥ 3.5/4.0 (repeat if necessary until the required minimum grade is achieved.) Note: these courses will not earn the student credit toward the completion of the 30-credit MSChE degree, but will represent one of the prerequisite requirements for admission into the program.

Requirement 5: Required Villanova University introductory ChE graduate courses

(Offered evenings, every Fall semester)

CHE 7011 Elements of ChE Process Design

CHE 7012 Elements of Process Modeling and Control

Complete the 2 courses with a GPA ≥ 3.0 /4.0. Note: these courses will not earn the student credit toward the completion of the 30-credit MSChE degree, but will represent one of the prerequisite requirements for admission into the program.

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