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    Jul 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.


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Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Contact Information

College: Engineering
Department: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information: www.grad.usf.edu


Major Research Areas:
The Chemical & Biomedical Engineering faculty research and development interests cover a broad range of areas in reacting systems, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, systems engineering and characterization, all fundamental as well as applied in biomedical, materials including microelectronic, and environmental domains. Strong collaboration with the College of Medicine, Center of Microelectronic Research, as well as, Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering makes most majors in Chemical Engineering truly interdisciplinary.

The Department offers core courses in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, reacting systems, math, and process analysis and modeling. A rich variety of electives are available regularly within the department as well as the University. Chemical & Biomedical Engineering research facilities include modern laboratories for polymer synthesis and characterization, supercritical fluid technology, life sciences, process control, instrumentation, computer aided process design, and phase behavior.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • GRE required with preferred scores: Verbal greater than 50% percentile, Quantitative greater than 75% percentile and Analytical Writing of 4.0 or greater
  • An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Three (3) letters of reference.
  • Statement of Research Interests.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum hours:
For students with an approved master’s degree: 42 hours minimum post-master’s
For students without a master’s degree: 72 hours minimum post-bachelor’s

  • Core Requirements – 12 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 17 Credit Hours
  • Electives – 25 Credit hours
  • Dissertation hours – 18 Credit hours minimum (30 Credit hours maximum)

Requires an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. Complete Background courses in Chemical Engineering as needed.

Additional Course Requirements (17 Credit Hours)


  • Credit Hours: 1-3 (8 credits for this program)
  • Graduate Seminar Course (1 hour each; at least eight)

  • Other 5000 or 6000 level Courses Credit(s): 9

Electives (25 Credit Hours)


The exact distribution of these hours will be determined by the student, graduate advisor, and the supervisory committee to provide the student with a stimulating educational experience.

Qualifying Examination


Qualifying Examination is to be completed by the end of the second year of study.  If a student does not pass on the first attempt, he/she may request in writing to repeat the exam. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination the second time will be dismissed fromthe Ph.D. degree program

Dissertation (18 Credit Hours Minimum)


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