The Department invites applications from students with degrees in Chemical Engineering (or a closely related field) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 0-4 scale) or higher.
Students are admitted into the program primarily during the Fall Semester. The application deadline for Fall admission is January 15 of each year. Applications received after the deadline automatically are considered for the next year.
Consideration of applications for admission and financial aid begins shortly after the January 15 deadline and students awarded admission will be notified by the end of February. Typically, we admit 8-12 students each year.
Applicants must submit the following:
Graduate Assistantship Application
Certificate of Financial Responsibility (self-supported international students only)
One Letter of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts (of all previous academic work)
GRE Scores (international students only)
TOEFL Scores (international students only)
All applications must be submitted electronically. Start the application process by clicking the link below.
International students that do not possess a degree from a US school are expected to submit GRE and either TOEFL or IETLS test scores.
The minimum TOEFL score is 550 (80 for Internet-based tests). The minimum IETLS score is 6.5.
Students with TOEFL speaking scores of 22 and higher will be given priority in admission and financial aid.
International students that do not receive financial aid are required to submit a Certificate of Financial Responsibility.
The department offers several forms of financial aid to all students.
Entering graduate students are usually awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantships. After the first year, students typically switch over to a Graduate Research Assistantship. The Department also nominates students for scholarships both internal and external to the University.
Currently, all graduate students in the program receive financial support.