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:
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 take a written and oral Ph.D. comprehensive exam. The written exam in chemical engineering is taken after you complete your first semester at Clemson.
The oral comprehensive exam consists of a presentation based on your research project. Normally this exam is scheduled within six months after successfully completing the written qualifying exam. Your final requirement as a Ph.D. student is the oral defense of your dissertation.