How to Apply and FAQ

Graduate Program Applicants

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) application portal can be found here. Application deadlines and application requirements can be found at the following links:

Please note that all applications require a resume, personal statement, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation.

Your personal statement should explain your motivation for graduate study and your interests in further study in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (MS, PhD) or Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science (ME). PhD and research-oriented MS applicants should also discuss areas of research and potential faculty advisors they are interested in working with. A list of graduate faculty members can be found at here.

Additional information for International Applicants is found on the SGS website here and here.

Create a new applicant account to begin your application.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering

The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering regularly welcomes students with diverse educational backgrounds into our department for advanced study. More information can be found here.

BS/Master's Applicants

This program is only open to students receiving their BS degrees from Rutgers-New Brunswick. Information for this program, including application, can be found here

Standardized Test Requirements

  • GRE exam is not required for the PhD, MS, ME, NOD, nor BS/Master's applications. In some cases, the admissions committee may recommend submitting a GRE score if they feel it would strengthen the application
  • Language exam requirements are listed on this page, and are managed by SGS. 

Application Fee

The application fee is managed by the School of Graduate Studies, and not by CBE. Fee waivers are not normally given, but more information is available at this link.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance provides the FreeApp Program for prospective students to request a graduate application fee waiver for Ph.D. programs at Rutgers. FreeApp is a collaborative program for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, including racial and ethnic minorities, women in STEM, first-generation college students, and individuals who have faced adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages. The definition of underrepresented is determined by each university in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and whether to award a fee wavier is wholly within the discretion of each university. More information is provided here.