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 adddition 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. Reginald Tomkins
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Industrial Relations
Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, N.J. 07102