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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (QS) Houston, TX, United States
The mission of the PhD program is to train graduate students and contribute to the development of fundamental knowledge in the field of chemical engineering.
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The department’s diverse research is at the forefront of traditional and emerging chemical engineering disciplines including biomolecular engineering, nano-materials, environmental reaction engineering, energy, control theory, polymers, transport, catalysis, separation processes and plasma processing science and applications. 

The department offers courses in the core disciplines of chemical engineering, as well as a broad range of electives on current and developing topics. Students’ education is broadened by a series of seminars by internationally known speakers from academia and industry. Many of our students also participate in internships during their Ph.D. tenure.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 
  • Transport Processes 
  • Classical-Statist Thermo 
  • Advanced Reactor Engr
  • Physics & Chem Engr Material 
  • Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering 
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 
  • Biomolecular Engr Fundamentals 
  • Intro To Polymer Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • UH Graduate School Application
  • Scanned copies of official transcript will be used for the application evaluation 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee 
  • International applications have additional documentation and English language proficiency requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    943 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 943 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    428 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 428 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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