Graduate Programs

What We Offer


The Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering offers three advanced degrees:

Master of Engineering (M.E.)

Master of Engineering Science (M.E.S)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

graduate students

Why Pursue an Advanced Degree?

With an advanced degree, you will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of chemical engineering. You will have the opportunity to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments to prove or disprove a point and taking part in research publications.

Why Choose Lamar University?

Our faculty is dedicated to student success. Small class sizes create a personalized experience for the student and professor, while a wide-range of research topics from various faculty gives students more opportunities to pursue the research that interests them.

Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System and was established in 1923. The College of Engineering is considered one of the top engineering schools in the State of Texas. With an abundance of industry in the region, our faculty is hard at work conducting research funded by multiple sources from the local, state, and federal level. Students have many opportunities to work closely with faculty and industry, opening opportunities after graduation.