Pigman College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering - Graduate

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The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering, with research specialization in the following areas:

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Energy and Batteries
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Materials Synthesis and Nanomaterials
  • Membranes/Advanced Separations
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Process Design
  • Water Treatment 





Master's or Doctoral Application Requirements

  1. CV
    • Applicant should submit a 2-3 page resume that highlights their educational background, technical work experience, prior research activity, and career goals and objectives.
  2. Personal Statement
    • Applicants should prepare a 1-2 page statement of research interests that details their motivation for pursuing an advanced degree, discusses research background and skills, and possible areas of research focus.
  3. The GRE is NOT required for admission to this program.
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

Application Deadlines

​Spring: June 15 for international applicants

Fall: February 1 for international applicants, April 1 for domestic applicants

Imagine Your Future

Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

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per year in 2021

Number of Jobs


in 2021

10 Year Job Outlook


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Work Environment

Chemical engineers work mostly in offices or laboratories. They may spend time at industrial plants, refineries, and other locations, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems. Nearly all chemical engineers work full time.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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