Welcome to the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University.  Home of the chemical engineering and petroleum engineering degree programs, we are glad to have you visiting our website and we would welcome you to campus for a personal visit.  Whether in the classroom, the laboratory or on the historic drill field for home football tailgates, in the Swalm School, you will find an excitement and enthusiasm among our faculty, staff and students for discovery, research and for great fun in terrific facilities.


The combination of these features demonstrates why our undergraduate programs are among the best in the nation.For more information, watch this short video.

The chemical engineering program has been part of Mississippi State University since 1935 and chemical engineering became a stand-alone department in 1956.  Petroleum Engineering returned to Mississippi State in fall 2015 and has quickly grown in enrollment.

Through participation in student chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), our students demonstrate excellence in leadership, scholarship and service both to the profession and to the university and local community.

We also have strong internship and cooperative education programs.  Many of our students are engaged in faculty research.  And our alumni are highly successful in careers related to engineering design, research & development, production and management in a variety of industries.  Industries that hire our students include chemical and energy companies, pulp and paper industries, producers of consumer and specialty products, pharmaceuticals, textiles and polymers.

Please check out our website and feel free to contact us if you have questions.  You can set up a campus visit through our university Admissions website www.admissions.msstate.edu.  If you already have an undergraduate degree and are looking for an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research, please review our Research and Graduate Program webpages to learn more about the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. We are proud of the educational experience that we offer. Finally, be sure to like us on Facebook at Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering.

We look forward to your joining us at Mississippi State University!