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Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering

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Why this degree?

The dissertation work involved in obtaining a Ph.D. in chemical engineering provides opportunities to obtain the skills necessary to define, formulate and solve novel problems and to make a significant contribution to the field.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • Provide transcripts from all institutions attended (the minimum GPA is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale)
  • Provide your Graduate Record Examinations score
  • Provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation from former professor and supervisors 
  • Present a statement of purpose to demonstrate your motivation and drive to pursue graduate studies

For more details about admissions, visit http://eng.auburn.edu/chen/academics/graduate/admissions.html 

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a research dissertation of significant depth ad creativity
  • Complete 30 credit hours of 6000, 7000 or 8000 level letter-grade course work plus an additional 30 hours of of the sum of the following: 6000, 7000 or 8000 level courses, S-U graded courses (e.g. seminar, research orientation, directed reading, independent study) and research and dissertation credit hours.
  • Create a plan of study
  • Complete the seminar requirement
  • Successfully complete the general doctoral examination

A comprehensive list of academic requirements can be found at http://eng.auburn.edu/chen/academics/graduate/requirements-phd.html

What can you expect?

The faculty research adviser and student prepare a plan of study that is approved by the department chair and dean of the Graduate School.

  • Fill out the online graduate application at https://graduate.auburn.edu/ (you will be required to create an account)
  • If you are interested in more information about the graduate program in chemical engineering at Auburn University, contact, chemical@auburn.edu

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