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CBE Graduate Admission Requirements

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must first meet the general graduate admission requirments of either FAMU or FSU.
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M.S. in Chemical Engineering

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M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

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Additional Department Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of each University, a candidate for post-baccaleaureate study in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering must also meet the following requirements:

 

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering or an allied field from an accredited college or university;
  2. Fulfillment of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Students may be required to satisfy deficiencies by taking undergraduate courses or can enroll in a transitional summer program if they do not have a degree from an accredited chemical engineering degree program;
  3. An undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher;
  4. A minimum revised GRE percentile of at least 48% on the verbal portion and 75% on the quantitative portion of the test. It is noted that the GRE percentiles of funded graduate students on assistantship are typically higher than these minima;
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student's work and background;
  6. A personal statement of professional goals; and
  7. International students: For students whose native language is not English and who did not graduate from an accredited US institution with either a BS or MS degree, minimum scores on the TOEFL are 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based).

Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering may be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with a grade of "B" or higher in each course or may be eligible for an accelerated transitional program taken during the summer prior to full enrollment. Up to six (6) semester hours of 4000-level coursework approved by the Department may be counted as graduate electives. Transfer credit from another institution is limited to six (6) semester hours with departmental approval. Typical undergraduate course sequences (in preparation for graduate courses) include the following courses:

  • ECH 3023 - Mass and Energy Balances I (3)
  • ECH 3024 - Mass and Energy Balances II (3)
  • ECH 3101 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 3301 - Chemical Engineering Process Analysis (3)
  • ECH 3266 - Introductory Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 3418 - Separations Processes (3)
  • ECH 3854 - Chemical Engineering Computations (3
  • ECH 4267 - Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 4504 - Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

 

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering or an allied field from an accredited college or university;
  2. Fulfillment of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Students may be required to satisfy deficiencies by taking undergraduate courses or can enroll in a transitional summer program if they do not have a degree from an accredited chemical engineering degree program;
  3. An undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher;
  4. A minimum revised GRE percentile of at least 48% on the verbal portion and 75% on the quantitative portion of the test. It is noted that the GRE percentiles of funded graduate students on assistantship are typically higher than these minima;
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student's work and background;
  6. A personal statement of professional goals; and
  7. International students: For students whose native language is not English and who did not graduate from an accredited US institution with either a BS or MS degree, minimum scores on the TOEFL are 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based).

Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering may be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with a grade of "B" or higher in each course or may be eligible for an accelerated transitional program taken during the summer prior to full enrollment. Up to six (6) semester hours of 4000-level coursework approved by the Department may be counted as graduate electives. Transfer credit from another institution is limited to six (6) semester hours with departmental approval. Typical undergraduate course sequences (in preparation for graduate courses) include the following courses:

  • ECH 3023 - Mass and Energy Balances I (3)
  • ECH 3024 - Mass and Energy Balances II (3)
  • ECH 3101 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 3301 - Chemical Engineering Process Analysis (3)
  • ECH 3266 - Introductory Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 3418 - Separations Processes (3)
  • ECH 3854 - Chemical Engineering Computations (3
  • ECH 4267 - Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 4504 - Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)
  • BME 4403c - Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I (3)
  • BME 4404c - Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology II (3)

 

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering & Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Admission Requirements

  1. Fulfillment of the Department's admission and core course requirements for the chemicalor biomedical engineering master's degree or its substantive equivalent
  2. Maintenance of a high scholastic record at the previous college or university attended

Students who meet the admission requirements are encouraged to apply for the PhD program. Students who maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA and demonstrate proficiency in conducting research in chemical engineering by passing the departmental PhD qualifying examination (see PhD Qualifying Examination Requirements below for more details) are admitted to PhD candidacy. Students who fulfill these requirements may, upon approval of the graduate committee and major supervisor, proceed directly toward the PhD without first obtaining a master's degree. Students with a thesis-type master's degree in chemical engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering may, with approval of the graduate committee and major professor, take nine (9) additional approved semester hours beyond the master's requirements to satisfy the 33-hour course requirement for the PhD. All other requirements must be fulfilled as stated below. Students with master's degrees from other institutions will be given a specific course plan by the departmental graduate committee.


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Funding

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Ph.D. programs offer competitive funding packages for newly admitted students. Please visit our graduate funding page to find out more about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.

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