MS Petroleum Engineering

Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.  This degree requires a 33 credit-hour program of course work, as well aspractical field and design work. It is possible to complete the requirements in sixteen months (September through December of the following year). Course work consists of petroleum engineering and geology fundamentals and advanced topics; discussion of geopolitical, economic, and environmental constraints on energy technologies is also included. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and is motivated by industrial, national and regional needs.


Program instruction for the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree is the collaboration of faculty and instructors from the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI), and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. To meet the needs of the anticipated local, national, and international students, classes are also offered both online through distance education as well as through conventional classroom lectures. Students do need to participate locally for a short-term summer field study course and one accelerated course, as described in the following pages. For additional information, please submit your question to the Department of Chemical Engineering’s MS Petroleum Engineering advisor at Additional details regarding the degree can be found in the Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Handbook.


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