School of Chemical SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts & SciencesCollege of Engineering
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Degree Programs

The Ph.D. degree is the main focus of the department’s graduate program. The department ONLY accepts applications for the Ph.D. program. The M.S. program listed below is only available to students who are already in our Ph.D. program as a step toward completion of their doctoral degrees. The M.S. program does not accept applications for admission. Please apply only if you wish to be considered for our Ph.D. program.

Ph.D. Program

Students in our Ph.D. program typically take about eight lecture courses in their first two years. (Read more about the requirements.). As an educational requirement, our graduate students also typically perform teaching assistant duties during their second and third years. Duties include leading discussions sections and grading exams and will take no more than 10 hours per week. All of our graduate students are supported financially as they work toward their Ph.D. degree, provided that they make satisfactory progress. Learn more about the types of financial support available.

Special Ph.D. Programs

Some students pursue a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. as part of a special program. These programs include:

M.S. Program

The M.S. program is ONLY available to students in our Ph.D. Program.

Students in our Ph.D. program can elect to obtain a non-thesis or thesis-based M.S. degree on their way to their Ph.D. degree. Learn more about the specific requirements for the M.S. degree. The M.S. program does not accept applications for admission.

Financial Support

We offer are several different types of financial support, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships for outstanding candidates. Learn more about the support available to students.