An oral defense of the dissertation is required
after submission of the final document to the dissertation committee for approval. Signatures of all members of the dissertation committee must be received for final approval to be granted. The oral defense is open to the university community and general public and must be announced early. An overall GPA of at least 3.0 is always required.
Students admitted to the doctoral program without a master’s degree in chemical engineering but are unable to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. degree, may become candidates for the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering upon completion of the requirements for that degree.