Chemical Engineering PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers graduate courses leading to the PhD, MS and ME degrees. PhD students spend the majority of their time carrying out dissertation research. Coursework requirements beyond the first semester are minimal and students typically become deeply engaged in research in their second semester. The master's degree reflects mastery of core and specialized areas of chemical/biological engineering, as well as the ability to conduct research on a well-defined problem formulated by the student's faculty advisor.

Program Contact

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $85

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.