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Create lasting impact with a Master of Science in Molecular Engineering

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Today’s engineers need to be equipped with the tools to take on leadership positions across industries. At the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago, we integrate science and engineering to address pressing world issues from the molecular-level up, while helping define and shape an emerging, fast-growing field. 

With our new master’s program, Pritzker Molecular Engineering will provide you with a streamlined and flexible degree to give you broad exposure across science and engineering disciplines, while preparing you for the immediate next step in your professional journey.

Application Deadlines

Round 1: January 18, 2021
Round 2: March 19, 2021

Application Requirements

  • GRE not required
  • Application fee of $90
  • TOEFL scores for international applicants
  • IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 1,000-word candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted at time of application)

The Master of Science in Molecular Engineering

  • This one-year program is designed to provide students with specialized technical training across the disciplines of science and engineering in order to accelerate the career trajectory of graduates. 
  • In addition to core courses, students will have the opportunity to pursue a specialized track to enhance their degree.
  • Students will be able to take elective courses across the university, from the Humanities Division to the Department of Computer Science.

Our degree programs provide unique educational experiences through innovative ways of discovering, disseminating, and distributing knowledge. Through our rigorous curriculum, you’ll have broad exposures not only to various science and engineering disciplines, but also the opportunity to explore product design, entrepreneurship, and communication courses across the University, while tailoring the program to your interests and inspirations.


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Master of Science in Molecular Engineering


Molecular Engineering and Computational Materials Track

Blends molecular engineering, quantum and classical simulation, and data science to provide integrated training for students to be at the forefront of multiscale materials simulation and design. Students will be well-prepared for careers in molecular and chemical engineering, materials and polymer science, applied science, and allied fields.

Polymer Science and Engineering Track

Provides students with a sophisticated, molecular-level understanding of the structure, interactions, and properties of polymers and soft materials. Students will be well-prepared for careers in materials, polymers, consumer products, biotech, and energy industries.

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Professional Development

As a master’s student, you’ll engage directly with industry leaders throughout the program. From employer partnerships to quarterly lecture series that address topics such as entrepreneurship, public policy, and science communications, students will have the opportunity to apply their coursework in a professional landscape.

Campus Connections

Students can take advantage of courses across the University, from the Humanities Division to the Department of Computer Science. Through this interdisciplinary approach, students are encouraged to apply their theoretical studies to real-world issues. MSME students will also take advanced core classes with current PhD candidates at Pritzker Molecular Engineering.

Renowned Resources

A signature differentiator for PME is the remarkable and cutting-edge facilities utilized by students, faculty, and researchers. Highlights include the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility (PNF) and the Soft Matter Characterization Facility (SMCF). MSME students will take track courses that engage with the SMCF and the Resource Computing Center (RCC) at the university.

Experience the Master of Science in Molecular Engineering

Learn more about the student experience at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and hear reflections from our students and faculty on the importance of the MSME degree in the field of molecular engineering today.

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