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Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Regular admission requires a 3.5 grade point average in a Master of Science program, or a Bachelor of Science program from an accredited U.S. institution. Evaluation of admission prerequisites will be determined by the Department Graduate Officer.

Program Requirements

Candidates for the doctoral degree must complete ninety credits beyond the baccalaureate, including thirty credits of dissertation direction. The thirty credit dissertation registration requirement is fulfilled by registering for the courses CHE 9991, CHE 9992, CHE 9993, and CHE 9994 (Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction I, II, III, and IV, respectively), in consecutive academic year semesters. Credit distribution must also include at least thirty credits in graduate courses numbered 7000 and above, including the core courses:

CHE 7100Advanced Engineering Mathematics3
CHE 7200Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 7300Advanced Thermodynamics3
CHE 7400Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design3

The program requires a qualifying examination (written and oral, taken after the equivalent of one year of course work), an approved dissertation outline and prospectus, and a final oral examination after completion of the doctoral dissertation. Students should consult the Graduate School's regulations governing doctoral study.

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