Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

The Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering prepares selected students for advanced careers in academia, national laboratories, and industry.

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The Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering program is highly competitive with research strengths in energy & the environment, materials & interfaces, and biomolecules & biotechnology. Our students and faculty have access to world-class research infrastructure at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), which has a number of shared scientific facilities and is located on CCNY campus, and within CCNY's Core Scientific Facilities. 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. In addition, CCNY is a partner institution in and its campus houses the nine-university consortium New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) that includes world-class NMR, Xray crystallography and Electron microscopy (including CryoEM) facilities that our researchers have full access to.

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PhD Application Information:

Application Deadlines for Spring and Fall:
The ChE Ph.D program priority deadline for Spring admission: Nov 1st. 
The ChE Ph.D program priority deadline for Fall: December 31st.  

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The GRE is no longer required for admission into the ChE PhD program.
Minimum TOEFL Scores: 533 (PBT), 73 (IBT)

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Supporting Documents Required for Application:
Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if you are accepted into the PhD program, then official transcripts must be submitted before the start of the semester in which you applied).
3 Letters of Recommendation
Resume or Curriculum Vitae 
Personal Statement

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. 

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Total Credits:  61 (min. 33 course credits, min 12 research credits and 15 credits in either; 1 credit for dissertation supervision)

Ph.D. Program Advisor:  Prof. Robert J. Messinger

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