The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering is designed for students interested in research and teaching. The program of study consists of coursework, a screening (qualifying) examination, an oral comprehensive (candidacy) examination, and preparation and defense of the dissertation.
A minimum of 42 credit hours is required for the completion of the PhD degree, including at least 24 credits in chemical engineering. No credits are given for dissertation research. A student entering the PhD program with a MS degree may apply up to 30 credits toward the required coursework, with the approval of the program director. A minimum of three years of graduate study is required and students typically complete all requirements within five years.
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