Admission Guideliness

 Admission Guidelines (modified for students entering the program after September 2015): 

This is a research-oriented degree intended primarily for full-time students.  Although courses may be taken on a part-time basis, a minimum of one year of full-time residency is typically required for completion of the doctoral dissertation.  Specific requirements are listed below:

1. A masters’ degree in chemical engineering and a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

2. A BS in chemical engineering with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

3. Applicants with a BS in Chemistry or a BS in an engineering discipline with an outstanding academic record will be considered. Completion of a Bridge Program might be required in order to ensure success in the PhD program.

4. Both GRE and TOEFL.  Minimum GRE quantitative score is 157.

5. Students admitted to the program without a master’s degree in chemical engineering must complete an additional 18 credits of course work as specified in the degree requirements. 

6. Admission of full-time doctoral students is on a competitive basis as the department admits only as many students as it can support through departmental and research-based funds.