University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
In order to be academically prepared for graduate-level coursework and research in Chemical Engineering, applicants should have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses when they apply:
Applicants lacking in some area at the time of application may provide a plan to gain competence in these areas in their Statement of Purpose.
These items must be sent through the Graduate College online application.
The institution code for the University of Arizona is 4832, which you choose when you register for tests like the TOEFL. Results are sent electronically to the university, typically within two weeks of the test date. After your application is submitted, our search/match system will attempt daily to match your test scores to your GradApp record. Please make sure the name on your tests matches the name on the application to avoid missing scores. The department code for Chemical Engineering (1001) is helpful but not necessary.
English proficiency is required for most applicants whose native language is not English (see exemptions listed below). Applicants may submit scores from a number of accepted English proficiency tests. A comprehensive list, along with minimum accepted scores, can be found at https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency. The University of Arizona Graduate College does NOT accept Duolingo for University of Arizona graduate applicants. Note that the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering does not offer conditional admission for applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of an English Proficiency test.
Note to applicants: In order to receive priority consideration for fall admission and full consideration for department funding, fall applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed applications by December 15. The final deadline for fall applications is typically January 15. Late applications will be considered if the applicant has the support of a CHEE faculty member. Final deadline for spring applications is June 30. Most of our PhD students start in the fall; spring admission is extremely rare (applications are not typically available for spring admission) and less likely to secure funding.
Required test(s): English Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)
Minimum English Proficiency test scores: see https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1001 – CHE
Research and Teaching Assistantships
Most full-time ChE doctoral students in good academic standing are supported financially during their graduate studies. This includes an annual stipend, in-state tuition, out-of-state tuition (if applicable), and health insurance. Support is typically provided by the faculty adviser, using funds from the adviser's research grant or the department wide training grants (see following section), contingent upon the student's satisfactory academic progress and good standing in the ChE program. First-year support may be provided by the college in the form of a fellowship. Students can also apply for teaching assistantships which are offered each semester.
Detailed information about teaching and research assistantships is available in the UA Graduate College GA Manual.
Scholarships and Fellowships
The ChE graduate program encourages all students to seek fellowship and/or scholarship funding. The following resources simplify finding, applying for and managing fellowships and scholarships:
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
1001 - CHE
NRC Taxon(a) for this program:
View Chemical Engineering (PHD) in the University's Main Catalog.
College of Engineering
|Application Acceptance Rate||22.73%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||4.29|
|Enrollment Percent Male||62.5%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||37.5%|
|Enrollment Percent International||25%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||40.63%|