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Doctorate in Chemical Engineering

OSU's Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemical engineering is a discipline focused on conceiving and designing processes to produce, transform and transport materials-beginning with experimentation in the laboratory followed by implementation of the technology.  
At OSU, we develop human resources, professional knowledge, and the infrastructure through which chemical engineering can contribute to human welfare.  We expect to maintain national recognition for our contributions.  Traditional careers are in the chemical, energy and oil industries, with increasing opportunities in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. 


A PhD student may enter the program in two ways, either (1) with a BS degree to pursue a PhD degree without obtaining an MS degree, or (2) with a MS degree.  Depending on how you enter the program will determine what your course requirements are.

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Research and Faculty


Dr. Heather Fahlenkamp, professor in chemical engineering is part of a research team who received a four-year, $2.16 million federal grant to investigate the causes of respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, a virus that often strikes young children. Fahlenkamp developed a 3D cell model that can mimic a human lung. By introducing immune cells from infants and adults into the model, researchers can learn what differences occur at the point of infection.

Meet our Departmental Faculty



To be reviewed for admission consideration, applicants must submit a complete application to the OSU Graduate College. 

Applications deadlines are January 15 for the fall semester and July 15 for the spring semester. 

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Cost & Assistantships

OSU consistently ranks among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for providing a quality education at an affordable price, according to the annual survey from Kiplinger, which is based on criteria that includes admission rate, student-faculty ratio, financial aid availability, low average student debt at graduation, and overall great value.  All graduate students admitted to the program are provided financial support, which includes an assistantship, tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance.  Every applicant is automatically considered for financial support and no additional information is required.  The School of Chemical Engineering also awards a number of scholarships, which are funded by alumni and industry partners.  



OSU Scholarships

CEAT Scholarships

Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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