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Doctor of Philosophy

Qualified students enter the Ph.D. program directly after completing their B.S. degree or after the first semester in the M.S. program.

You must complete at least 30 hours of approved course work beyond the B.S. degree.

These courses must meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfy the M.S. requirements of Clemson
  • Include at least 12 hours in fields other than chemical engineering
  • Include at least 6 hours taken at Clemson

You must also complete at least 30 credit hours of research. There is no language requirement.

As a Ph.D. student, you will need to pass CHE 803, 804, and 805 with a minimum grade of B, and take an oral Ph.D. comprehensive exam.

The oral comprehensive exam consists of a presentation based on your research project. Normally this exam is scheduled in the Fall of your second year. Your final requirement as a Ph.D. student is the oral defense of your dissertation.

Apply online through the Clemson Graduate School

Chemical Engineering