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 CCNY's core scientific facilities

See the 2020 PhD Recruitment Flier

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)

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the GRE is optional for applications submitted for consideration for spring 2021 and fall 2021 admissions.

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

Supporting Documents Required for Application:
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
3 Letters of Recommendation
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Personal Statement
Official GRE Score report from ETS (optional for spring and fall 2021)

Degree Awarded:

Program Advisor:
Prof. Elizabeth J. Biddinger 

Ph.D. Program Online Application (use for both Spring and Fall applications)

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