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Prospective Students

Welcome to the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering Website! We are pleased that you are interested in chemical engineering at Mississippi State. A short message from the School Director will give you some information about the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering.

Our students usually come to chemical engineering with a strong interest in applying chemistry and math to make processes and products to improve all aspects of human life. If you are interested in Chemical Engineering as a career, I would invite you to check out the Careers in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Engineers in Action web page. You may also want to look at the Engineering Your Future or the Why Not Chem Eng sites.

Chemical Engineering graduates end up working in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, oil and gas, alternative energy, environment, food, biomedicine and pharmaceuticals, electronics, materials, and pulp and paper. Our students obtain valuable experience through internships and cooperative education programs. You can find chemical engineering salary information here.

Want to know what courses a chemical engineering student might take? Then take a look at the Chemical Engineering curriculum to see the diversity in options our program offers.

What do MSU chemical engineering students do for fun? You could become a member of one of our four student organizations in the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, including the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers that has received numerous outstanding chapter awards at the national level. Our students also help organize tailgate events prior to all home football games.

Would you like to meet our internationally recognized, dynamic faculty who truly represent some of the “best of the best” in the nation? Check out our faculty web pages to see where our faculty come from and some of their interests. If you want to get a chemical engineering degree from an exceptional engineering school, then MSU may be the right place for YOU. We’re also very affordable, and our students receive over $200,000 in scholarships from the Bradford, Henry, and Swalm Scholarship funds. In addition, Mississippi State University and the Bagley College of Engineering also award scholarships to our students.

Need more information? Just email the Associate Director, Dr. Bill Elmore at elmore@che.msstate.edu.