Graduate students in the Chemical Engineering program are students of the Rackham Graduate School. Our admissions process is handled through Rackham, but all applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made by our departmental admissions committee.
We match new students with research advisors in October after all new students are on campus. Contacting individual faculty members will not influence the admissions decision. Learn more about admission criteria and requirements
Please visit our admissions timeline webpage for more information.
|FALL TERM ADMISSION||WINTER TERM ADMISSION*|
|Doctoral Program||December 1||October 1|
|Master’s & SUGS Programs||January 15||October 1|
Applicants who ultimately want to earn a PhD should apply directly to the Ph.D. program. A Master’s degree is not required to earn a PhD degree. Find answers to applicants’ most frequently asked questions.
* Admission in the Winter term is rarely offered.
There is no separate application for financial aid. All students who intend to earn a PhD will be automatically considered for aid. We do not make any offers of financial assistance to Master’s applicants. Learn more about financial support.
The Chemical Engineering Graduate Program has a limited number of Fall 2021 PhD application fee waivers. If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)status with financial hardship, you may be eligible for a ChE fee waiver. Fee waivers will be awarded based on a review of the individual Fee Waiver Request.
If you meet the fee waiver criteria and would like to apply for a fee waiver, please submit your request by November 21, 2020. Decisions for fee waivers will be made only once a week on Thursday afternoons.
Please note that the Rackham Graduate School administers fee waivers. Details are available at:
– If your degree will be/was granted by a Non-U.S. Institution, you must send an official transcript to the Rackham Graduate School prior to the application deadline.
– If your degree will be/was granted by a U.S. Institution, you may send your official U.S. transcript after an offer of admission is made. However, to complete the online application, you must upload a scanned copy of the official transcript
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