Chemical Engineering


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Advanced and Nanostructured Materials; Biorenewables; Catalysis and Reaction Engineering; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Health Care Technology and Biomedical Engineering; Renewable Energy

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of study.
  2. Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
  3. Conduct quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
  4. Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  5. Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing.
  6. Conduct independent scholarship in ways that consistently demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Chemical & Biological Engineering
Phone: 515-294-7870
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Fall admission applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, with full consideration of all applications received through January 15. Admissions for M. Eng. degree only made for Fall term.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 587
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 94
PTE 64
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: Yes

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program
2114 Sweeney Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1098