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Prospective Graduates

Graduate Programs

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. 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.

Graduate research assistantships are available to qualified Ph.D. applicants. Ph.D. students with graduate research assistantships work on funded research projects related to their dissertation. Assistantships offered to new students are set at competitive rates each year and are paid bi-monthly on a 12-month basis.

Master of Science

To earn the M.S. degree in chemical engineering, you must complete 30 credit hours of graduate-level work and a thesis based on a completed research project.

The average time required to earn an M.S. degree in chemical engineering is three semesters and a summer. Presently, students admitted to the M.S. program do not receive financial aid.

B. S. engineers and scientists are strongly encouraged to apply and enroll in the Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering at Clemson University. In doing so, they are able to pursue research specialization in areas not commonly available in other engineering departments, such as heterogeneous catalysis, separations, rheology, and bioengineering, as well as more traditional chemistry topics, such as polymer chemistry, materials synthesis, and thermodynamics.

Financial Aid

Graduate research assistantships are available to qualified Ph.D. applicants. All full-time Ph.D. students in chemical engineering receive financial assistance to defray living expenses, as well as tuition remission. Tuition also is covered. Ph.D. students with graduate research assistantships work on funded research projects related to their dissertation.

Additional scholarships and fellowships are offered to outstanding applicants prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program. The graduate studies committee identifies and nominates these applicants to the Department, College, and Graduate School for competitive enhancements, typically between $2,000-5,000 per year in addition to the general stipend.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents that are accepted may apply for a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship. The GAANN Fellowship is a prestigious award that prepares Ph.D. students to become leaders in education and research in the broad area of Molecular Engineering in Sustainability and Health. GAANN Fellows participate in a supervised teaching experience and receive a stipend of up to $34,000 per year. Visit our GAANN Fellows webpage for more information or to apply.

Presently, students admitted to the M.S. program do not receive financial aid.

Additional Information

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (CEGSO)

CEGSO is a student-run organization that represents all chemical engineering graduate students. Group events occur throughout the academic year.

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Course Information

Information on Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering Courses for Clemson University Graduate Program. For answers to commonly asked questions, please view our FAQ page.

BMOLE Graduate Course Descriptions
CH E Graduate Course Descriptions

Admissions into the Graduate Program in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is handled through the Clemson University Graduate School.

GRADUATE APPLICATION