Graduate

Admissions

Department Requirements

The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department offers graduate degrees leading to M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering. The professional non-thesis degree, Master of Engineering and Master of Chemical Engineering, are also available. The admission requirements for master's and Ph.D. programs include: GRE, superior undergraduate/graduate performance, and references.

Research in chemical engineering covers an exciting blend of traditional and non-traditional research areas. Examples of these research topics include advanced materials, semiconductors, thermodynamics, process systems engineering, supercritical fluid technology, automatic process control, surface science, neuroengineering, auditory processing,and tissue engineering.  Strong collaboration with the Morsani College of Medicine and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, as well as, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Industrial, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical and Communications and Science Disorders Departments makes the graduate programs in chemical engineering truly interdisciplinary. We welcome applicants with background in other engineering disciplines and sciences as well as outstanding chemical engineers to our graduate programs.

Admission Requirements
Apply through the Graduate School and use the application checklist for the items required by the Graduate School for admission.

Specific Requirements for Ph.D. Level Applications

1. An undergraduate bachelor's degree in engineering or science. If applying for chemical engineering the undergraduate degree must also be in chemical engineering.
2. Undergraduate transcripts demonstrating strong academic performance. Usually a G.P.A. above 3.0
3. GRE scores are required. Usually a total score of 1200 (Verbal + Quantitative) and Analytical of 4.0 or greater. Most successful applicants have a Quantitative score that falls between 700 – 800
4. International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer – based), 550 (paper – based), or 79 (Internet – based)
5. Official letters of reference from at least 3 people who are familiar with the students credentials
6. Statement of research interests
7. Current resume

For Ph.D. applicants it is imperative to have a research mentor and project. Therefore, applicants need to also contact faculty that match their research interests.


Specific Requirements for Master's Level Applicants

1. An undergraduate bachelor's degree in engineering or science. If applying for chemical engineering the undergraduate degree must also be in chemical engineering.
2. Undergraduate transcripts displaying strong academic performance. Successful applicants usually have a G.P.A. above 3.0.
3. GRE scores are required. Students recommended for admissions usually have a total score of 1200 (Verbal + Quantitative) and an Analytical score of 3.0 or greater. Most successful applicants have a Quantitative score that falls between 700 – 800.
4. International applicants must take the TOEFL with a minimum score of 213 (computer – based), 550 (paper – based), or 79 (Internet – based).
5. Official letters of reference from at least 3 people who are familiar with the students credentials.
6. Statements of research interests for students who want to pursue a thesis option only.
7. Current resume

Letter of Reference

 

Engineering Science Requirement

Students must complete 12 hours minimum from the following courses:

EGN 3311 Statics
EGN 3321 Dynamics
EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials
EGN 3359 Fluid Mechanics
EGN 3365 Materials Engineering I
EGN 3373 Electrical Systems I
ECH 3702 Instrument Systems I

Students should note that EGN 3311 is a prerequisite for several of the listed courses. Students with a degree in physics may have the engineering science requirement reduced.

Deadlines
Please check here for semester by semester deadlines for applications.

More Information
For more information about the graduate programs at USF please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
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