Ph.D. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

Kansas State University

36 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Engineering program is offered by Kansas State University.


The Ph.D. Chemical Engineering degree from Kansas State University requires 90 credit hours. 

This is divided among major course work, minor subjects, and research work. Students enrolled in 12 hours per semester during the regular semesters and 3 hours during the summer term would achieve this total in just over 3 years.  

A diversified and flexible choice of minor subjects and a good selection of research topics are available. Qualified students may bypass the master’s degree and work directly toward the Ph.D. degree.

Requirements specific to the Department of Chemical Engineering (please see below) are as follows:

  • Satisfactory completion of specified coursework.
  • Satisfactory performance in a qualifying examination covering the field of Chemical Engineering.
  • Submission of a written thesis proposal and satisfactory oral defense of this proposal.
  • Submission of an acceptable dissertation, and satisfactory oral defense of this dissertation.
  • Presentation of research results at a departmental seminar.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis 
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • Graduate Seminar in Chemical Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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