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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

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Doctor of Philosophy


All students must have a master’s degree in the major field, or have completed 30 semester hours of a graduate program in the appropriate field and possess demonstrated ability to pursue further graduate work.


All departments except chemical engineering require students to have a minimum of 52 semester hours of approved study beyond the master’s degree, to include seven to 10 semester hours of major courses, 12 to 15 semester hours of electives in related fields, and 30 semester hours of research and dissertation. It is possible for qualified students to bypass the Master of Science degree en route to the doctorate. Students should consult the specific department for details. Students are required to successfully complete a qualifying examination. Original research work, leading to publishable contributions, must be carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Upon completion of such work, the candidate must defend the written dissertation in a final oral examination. Each student must complete a minimum of one academic year of residence (2 long semesters) in continuous full-time enrollment. Students wishing to major in chemical engineering should consult the Department of Chemical Engineering for specific requirements.

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