Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

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Building 66-366
Cambridge MA, 02139


Chemical Engineering

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Application Opens:
September 5

November 13 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Fall Term (September)
Summer Term (June) for LGO students

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice (MSCEP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Practice (PhDCEP)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 64

Cambridge English Qualification (C1 Advanced test or C2 Proficiency test)

  • Minimum score required: 185
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Waivers of TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge English Qualification may be available.

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Catalysis and Chemical Kinetics
  • Colloid Science and Separations
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials
  • Microchemical Systems, Microfluidic
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymers
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Simulation
  • Transport Processes

All Chemical Engineering graduate students in good standing are fully funded by the department. Funding in the Department of Chemical Engineering is available in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, or teaching assistantships. Students receive full tuition, a stipend, and individual health coverage. Please see the Chemical Engineering website for more details on fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

Chemical Engineering in Practice:
Students accepted into the PhDCEP program will be supported via Chemical Engineering Department fellowships during the first calendar year; they will be awarded research or teaching assistantships during the entire period of participation in the thesis research project. During the final year of the program, PhDCEP students will pay tuition and living expense costs from their own resources, or from graduate student loans available through MIT and other third-party sources.

Funding may vary across programs. Please see the Chemical Engineering website for more information.

  • Online application
  • Short-answer essays (300 words each)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency exam scores

LGO applicants only:

  • Supplemental questions

PhD in Chemical Engineering Practice applicants only:

  • GRE general test scores
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