Ph.D. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

Columbia University

36 months
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The Chemical Engineering PhD program at Columbia University is the opportunity to work closely with one of our world-renowned faculty on pushing forward the frontier of knowledge in Chemical Engineering.


Key facts:

  • The Chemical Engineering program at the Columbia University is the introduction to a career of advanced research in either an academic or industrial setting.
  • The PhD students are a small and highly selective group who will go on to be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow's Chemical Engineering field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Chemical Engineering Colloquium
  • Doctoral Research Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The basic requirement for admission as a graduate student is the bachelor's degree received from an institution of acceptable standing. Ordinarily, the applicant will have majored in the field in which graduate study is intended, but in certain programs preparation in a related field of engineering or science is acceptable. 
  • Official transcript copies from every post-secondary institution attended
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • $85 non-refundable application fee

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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