Graduate School Options for Chemical Engineering Majors

As a UMaine Chemical Engineering major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

UMaine Double Up Options

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

 

Professional Science Master’s Options

PSM in BioInformatics – The Bioinformatics degree provides an opportunity for advanced training directly relevant to current knowledge for professional careers.  The degree is delivered online, and is an interdisciplinary collaboration across the fields of mathematics, computer and information science, and molecular and cell biology. Students entering the program are expected to come from a cell and molecular biology background and require more intensive training in math, computer and information science, or from the mathematics, computer or information sciences disciplines and need training in cell and molecular biology.

 

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

 

MS Biological Engineering – The Masters of Science in Biological Engineering prepares students to conduct research involving the application of engineering to biological systems. Examples of research projects are sensors to detect specific biological molecules or pathogens in food or water, understanding cell membranes in terms of signaling and transport of molecules, imaging of cells or proteins, conformation of biological molecules at membrane surfaces as well as environmental risk assessment modeling.

MS Chemical Engineering – Chemical Engineers are concerned primarily with the design, operation, and management of processing systems to alter and upgrade raw materials into products that are more useful to society and therefore more valuable. In the design and operation of such facilities two competing concerns are generally paramount: the need to minimize both costs and environmental impact. The UMaine program provides a unique background for solving problems, especially those involving physical, chemical and/or biological changes in materials.

MS Chemistry – The UMaine Chemistry program houses specialized research in the areas of Alternative Energy, Chemical Biology, Chemical Education, Green Chemistry, Nanoscience and Materials Chemistry, and Chemical Theory.