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Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

The PhD in Chemical Engineering offers a well-balanced mixture of theoretical and experimental research. All candidates should demonstrate creative thinking and self-motivation. NJIT chemical engineering doctoral candidates address difficult problems and are committed to achieving new and exceptional research results.

The program requires 24 credits of course work beyond the master's degree and 36 credits of dissertation research. A qualifying examination testing general competence in chemical engineering, at the master's level must be taken within the year following admission and passed within two years.

Although normally intended for full-time students, courses many be taken on a part-time basis initially, with a minimum of one year in full-time residency required for completion of the dissertation. Candidates are generally expected to have a master's degree in chemical engineering with a GPA of 3.5 or better, and international students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550(computer-based score = 213). Exceptional students may be accepted directly into the program with a bachelor's degree, and will be required to take 42 credits of course work and 36 credits of dissertation research.

Teaching assistantships (TAs) and Research Assistantships (RAs) are available on a competitive basis. In addition to tuition remission, assistantships include stipends for PhD students in the range of $1,600 to $1,800 per month ($19,320 to $21,600 per calendar year).

For further information, contact:

Dr. Edward Dreizin
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Otto H. York  Department of Chemical,
Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102