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Applications may be submitted at any time. However, to facilitate timely review of your application and ensure your application receives full consideration, please complete and submit your application at least 30 days prior to the deadline to allow sufficient time for your references to provide letters of recommendation on your behalf. The application deadlines are shown below.
- Fall semester (beginning August) admission: January 15
- Spring semester (beginning January) admission: July 15
To be reviewed for admission consideration, applicants must submit a complete application to the OSU Graduate College. The following is required by the Chemical Engineering Graduate Program:
- An application for admission consideration: OSU Graduate College Application
A non-refundable application fee:
- $75 for international applicants
- $50 for US citizens or permanent resident card holders
- An original transcript from each college or university attended (all transcripts must be official with the college's or registrar's original seal and should show any degrees completed)
- A TOEFL or IELTS score (if required - please see the "English Language Proficiency for Admissions" section at the OSU Graduate College Application site). Either examination must have been taken within the last two years.
- Official score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Note: OSU's GRE institution code is 6546, and School of Chemical Engineering department code is 1001. GRE scores are reportable for five years following your test date. GRE scores are not required for students with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited, domestic program.
- Statement of Background and Goals (2-page statement indicating why you have applied to the Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at OSU, and specific research area(s) and/or faculty member(s) you would like to work with, if admitted.)
- Current Resume
- The names and email addresses for at least three references to provide letters of recommendation
Chemical Engineering Graduate Program Admission Requirements:
The graduate faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering consider a variety of factors when making an admission recommendation. Academic background (e.g., the degree program and specific courses you have taken as an undergraduate), test scores (e.g., GRE, TOEFL), and Statement of Background and Goals, describing any prior research experience (e.g., undergraduate research, completed graduate degrees) and research interests will all be considered.
Minimum Program Requirements:
- Degree: An undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited program (ABET Accredited Programs). Students with undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines or closely-related fields, such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, or biological sciences, are also invited to apply for admission to our graduate program. Such applications are evaluated on an individual basis, and specific plans of study are developed for each student. These plans may include an additional 10 – 15 semester credit hours of undergraduate courses in Chemical Engineering.
- Grade Point Average (GPA): An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred. Equivalent credentials are required from an international university.
- GRE (if required): A minimum of 160 Quantitative score is preferred.
- English Language Proficiency: For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 is preferred.