Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science has very strong M.S. and Ph.D. programs in chemical engineering as well as in materials science and engineering, with a current graduate enrollment of approximately 60 students, including about 30 Ph.D. students. 


All applications for Ph.D. study should include the following materials, all in English:

  • A completed university application
  • University graduate application fee
  • An original copy of the undergraduate transcript
  • An original copy of the graduate transcript, if applicable
  • Official qualifying score from either TOEFL or IELTS to establish English proficiency, for international applicants.
  • Three recommendation letters; at least two from the applicant's academic institution
  • A copy of the applicant's resume
  • A copy of the applicant's Personal Statement
  • Selected publications, and award and patent certificates, if any
  • An email address and a phone number where the applicant can be contacted
  • A copy of a valid TSE score report (optional)
  • International applicants are required to submit a WES Evaluation.

Admission to the following programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see university graduate admissions requirements.

For admission and full funding consideration, please have your application completed by March 1st. Most decisions will be released by April 1st.