Graduate Program Degrees

The Ohio State University is one of the world’s best and most comprehensive, public research universities, and it attracts high-achieving faculty and graduate students with its state-of-the-art facilities and abundant research opportunities. Ohio State’s 10,000 graduate students have access to a large and dynamic university environment, outstanding academic and professional development resources, and the cultural and recreational opportunities of Columbus, Ohio, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities.

We have a world class innovative research program with specific strength in the areas of 

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Doctoral Program

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree: The Ph.D.-degree is a recognized terminal degree in the practical and creative areas in chemical engineering. The Ph.D. candidate is

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one who understands and demonstrates what it means to be a working researcher. It prepares students for independent research careers in industry or academia. Doctoral students are fully funded.

Master's Degree Programs

BS/MS Program: The purpose of this program is to give outstanding undergraduate students an opportunity to obtain both BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering with relatively little additional time required beyond the BS degree. Students eligible for this program should have substantial room in their senior year schedule projection in order to incorporate the required graduate coursework. Also, interested students should attempt to complete some undergraduate research to get a feel for their interest in graduate work.

Master's Non-Thesis Program: A course-work based degree that provides students with added depth in the technical aspects of the field and breadth through elective courses and includes an independent project. This program can be full-time or part-time. Full-time students can complete the requirements in three semesters. This program is also a good option for working professionals looking to complete their master’s degree on a part-time basis.


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Master's Thesis Program: A course and project-based degree that prepares students for a variety of career paths. Students complete both coursework and an independent research project that provides specialization in a sub-field of chemical engineering. Full-time students are expected to complete this degree in 1.5 - 2 years.

Hear Why Alumna Mariah Whitaker chose CBE at Ohio State for her graduate studies: