Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

The Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering prepares selected students for advanced careers in academia, national laboratories, and industry. Our program is highly competitive with research strengths in energy, materials & interfaces, transport processes, and bio- & environmental engineering.   In addition, our department houses core faculty of the CUNY Energy Institute, with research in advanced electrochemical energy storage, oil & gas, and nuclear energy, and the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, with research projects pertaining to rheology and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.  

Cutting-edge shared scientific facilities are available at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) ( and at the CCNY core scientific facilities ( 

Application Deadline for Spring 2021: 
November 1 (Priority Deadline)

Application Deadline for Fall 2021: 
December 31 (Priority Deadline)

Total Credits:
60 (33 course credits, 27 research credits)

GRE Required:

Minimum TOEFL Scores:
533 (PBT), 73 (IBT)

Supporting Documents Required for Application:
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
3 letters of recommendation
Personal Statement
Official GRE Score report from ETS

Degree Awarded:

Program Advisor:
Prof. Elizabeth J. Biddinger

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