The Chemical Engineering Fast-track Master of Science (MS) program is designed to enable Tennessee Technological University ChE undergraduates to accumulate up to nine credit hours of graduate coursework while still pursuing their undergraduate degrees and to transition to the graduate program with anticipated accelerated completion. ChE Fast-track MS students receiving their bachelor's degrees at the end of the Spring semester will be expected to complete the MS by the end of the Summer term of the following year.
Students admitted to the Fast-track CHE MS program will meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate CHE student at TTU with at least Junior standing
- Have at least an overall GPA of 3.25
- Have at least a 3.25 GPA in ChE
Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. In addition to the requirements for admission to the CHE Fast-track MS program, all requirements for admission to the CHE graduate program must also be met upon graduation.
Participation in the CHE Fast-track MS program does not change the requirements for either the undergraduate or graduate degree. All students in the MS program take 30 credit hours: 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of research and thesis.
Students who are accepted into the Fast-track MS program will be given strong consideration when prioritizing funding for graduate students research assistantships. Sources of funding usually include the Department, the Centers of Excellence, or external agencies. Selection is based on academic merit and student interest in a particular research area of the faculty and/or Centers of Excellence.