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The Department of Chemical Engineering has broad research interests in many cutting-edge areas that have been funded by notable organizations such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and others. Some research projects address the topics of synthesis and characterization of biopolymers, membrane-based separation, fluid property measurement/prediction, chemical catalysis and reaction engineering, modeling and simulation and the treatment of waste using bacteria.

Program highlights:

  • The Chemical Engineering program has been part of MSU since 1935 with chemical engineering becoming a stand-alone department in 1956.
  • Chemical Engineering faculty have received numerous national recognitions such as the National Science Foundation career award, Department of Energy early career award, fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and more.
What are some potential careers?

Biotechnology, data analytics, engineering education, energy engineering, environmental engineering, geomechanics and material engineering are fields that are open to those with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

Who should pursue this degree?

Those with interests in chemical engineering should pursue this degree. Candidates without an approved master’s degree can apply for direct admission to the program. Please see the Admissions Requirements for details.

The following deadlines have been established by the Graduate Affairs Committee:

For Domestic Students:
  1. Spring Enrollments need applications by October 15th
  2. Summer Enrollments need applications by March 15th
  3. Fall Enrollments need applications by June 15th
For International Students:
  1. Spring Enrollments need applications by August 15th
  2. Summer Enrollments need applications by February 15th
  3. Fall Enrollments need applications by April 15th

In order to ensure your ability to apply for resources from the College of Engineering, all students should submit their application two months prior to the International Student deadlines for the desired semester.

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