Prospective Graduate Students

The graduate programs in chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers School of Engineering are of the most dynamic, fastest growing programs in the nation. The program currently has 22 core chemical engineering faculty and 18 interdisciplinary faculty members from different disciplines in engineering, physical and biological sciences. With close ties to New Jersey's chemical industry, the programs offered at Rutgers also provide students with solid foundation in chemical engineering principles and strong research experience in fields including pharmaceutical engineering, biotechnology and materials science; currently, the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is the host of an NIH sponsored Biotechnology training program, a Department of Education sponsored GAANN fellowship program in pharmaceutical engineering, two NSF funded IGERT graduate fellowship programs in Nano-Pharmaceutics and Stem Cells, and an NSF and industry sponsored National Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems. 

We offer students are students several degree programs: 

  • Masters of Science (MS): The MS degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is primarily a degree for students who wish to equip themselves with a more solid foundation of chemical engineering fundamentals and prepare themselves for professional advancement in industry. A part-time MS program serves the needs of professional engineers who wish to pursue an MS degree while continuing to work in industry.
  • Masters of Engineering (ME): The new M.E. degree focuses on preparing students in the fundamentals and applications of pharmaceutical engineering and serves New Jersey's many pharmaceutical companies and their employees. The M.E. program offers part-time, full-time and online 
  • The combined Bachelors of Science/Masters of Science (BS/MS) program provides an opportunity for accelerated study and attainment of the Masters degree, building upon the solid foundation laid in the student's undergraduate study. Combined BS/ME can also be pursued
  • Master of Business and Science (MBS): The Master of Business and Science (MBS) in Chemical Engineering degree is part of Rutgers' Professional Science Master's programs that brings together master's level study in science, engineering, and math with courses in business and policy. It is a combination of an MS in Chemical Engineering and MBA degree. The business and policy component of the degree consists of core courses in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology electives, ethics and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): The PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is primarily a research-oriented degree for students showing promise for original contributions to the fundamental and applications of chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical engineering. The degree is a virtual requirement for those who intend to join academia, as well as for those planning on a research career.

Further highlights of the program and information about admissions profiles can be found here

For more information on how to apply, click here to visit the Graduate School - New Brunswick website.