How to Apply and FAQ

Graduate Program Applicants

Please read our Graduate Program Highlights and Information.

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. In addition to the list of core chemical engineering faculty, a list of graduate faculty members can be found here.

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

Create a new applicant account to begin your application.

Funded training opportunities

All Ph.D. students receive a student stipend, health insurance, and tuition remission for at least five years as long as they remain in good standing. In addition, funded training opportunities are available to support PhD students in the pursuit of their degrees. These opportunities allow the students to expand their horizon on related research fields and better prepare for future careers.

More information can be found at this link

  • NIH Biotechnology Training Program
  • Colgate-Palmolive Experiential Learning Opportunity Program

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 in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers-New Brunswick. Information for this program, including application, can be found here

Part-time Study and Non-Matriculated/Non-Degree (NOD) Study

All US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for part-time study and non-matriculated/non-degree study.

  • Part-time study is very popular with many of our Master's students who are employed full-time in local industry. Our graduate courses are offered in the evening which makes it convenient for part-time students to take one or two classes per semester.
  • Non-matriculated/non-degree study is an option to take up to four courses without being enrolled in a graduate degree program. After completing four courses, a student must then enroll in a degree program should they wish to continue study. All coursework previously completed is transferred to the degree at that point.

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.