Ph.D. Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (or Philosophical Doctorate) is the highest degree awarded by any university. The Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering is comprised of 70 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree in Chemical Engineering. A student entering the Ph.D. program who already has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering may have some of the credit hours for that degree counted towards the 70 hours. Remedial work may be specified for applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, do not have sufficient background.

The award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree indicates that a student has attained mastery of a field and has demonstrated the capacity to perform independent scholarly research.

For complete details on earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, please visit the current graduate catalog.