Best chemical engineering master's programs

Engineers seeking to enter senior and managerial roles may opt for a master’s degree in chemical engineering. This graduate degree takes 1-2 year to complete and can lead to a competitive advantage in the job market. Find the best chemical engineering graduate schools in the U.S. below.

Our master’s in chemical engineering rankings cover 8 of the 79 universities available, accounting for 22% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $83,792.

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#1 in Chemical Engineering | #41 in Engineering

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Economic score: 0.23

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $94,702

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,918

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,181

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Chemical Engineering | #26 in Engineering

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.26

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $74,121

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,278

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $18,647

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.25

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Chemical Engineering | #15 in Engineering

Manhattan College

Riverdale, New York

Economic score: 0.30

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $73,327

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,524

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.28

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Chemical Engineering | #109 in Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.53

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $83,546

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,700

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $43,144

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.52

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Chemical Engineering | #91 in Engineering

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

Economic score: 0.54

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $68,721

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,393

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $32,483

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.47

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Chemical Engineering | #77 in Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.55

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $73,949

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $835

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,994

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.54

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Chemical Engineering | #40 in Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Economic score: 0.61

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $86,024

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,572

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $49,852

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.58

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Chemical Engineering | #113 in Engineering

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Economic score: 0.66

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $86,610

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,663

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $60,720

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.70

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Chemical Engineering | #117 in Engineering

Columbia University

New York, New York

Economic score: 0.98

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $67,852

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $16,461

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $53,517

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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How long does it take to pay down debt in chemical engineering?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in chemical engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in chemical engineering earn?

Salary

$83,792

The median master's degree in chemical engineering graduate earns $83,792 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in chemical engineering cost?

Net cost

$21,035

The average annual cost of a master's degree in chemical engineering is $21,035. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.