The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

APPLICATION DEADLINES

January 15 for Fall admission; October 1 for Spring admission. These deadlines may differ from those published in the graduate catalog. See the Admissions page for more information.

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Questions about the graduate program in chemical and biomolecular engineering may be sent to chbegrad@umd.edu

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The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science  and Doctor of Philosophy  degrees. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is well-equipped for graduate research in aerosol science and engineering, biochemical engineering, computational modeling, fluid mechanics and mixing, fuel cell technology, metabolic engineering and systems biology, nanoparticle technology, polymer processing and characterization, polymer reaction engineering, process control, thermodynamics and transport phenomena, and systems research. The Department maintains a distributed computing network consisting of research laboratories and a PC laboratory. Major research facilities including electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and NMR are coordinated through a variety of laboratories.

Rankings

The department is part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering , which U.S. News & World Report ranked 23rd in the nation and 11th among public universities in its listing of top graduate engineering schools in the U.S. for 2013.

The Clark School was ranked 14th among engineering schools worldwide in 2012, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University's (China) Institute of Higher Education and Center for World-Class Universities. For more information, see the institute's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Our Location Enhances Our Students' Experiences!

Our location in College Park, Maryland, is a great place to study and a great place to live! College Park is next door to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Our campus is within a Metro (subway) ride or easy driving distance of many prominent government research facilities including the NIH, the FDA, NIST, and the NRC. Our alumni have gone on to academic and industrial positions, as well as positions at federal laboratories. Washington, D.C., was ranked 5th in the nation for being a top city for technology start-ups according to a list by USA TODAY and the National Venture Capital Association. In 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked the State of Maryland first in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation in its "Enterprising States" report, and Forbes ranked Washington, D.C., #2 and Baltimore #5 among the nation's best cities for tech jobs.

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Degrees Offered through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers a Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering degree through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education. The program requires successful completion of ten (10) approved courses (30 credits total). A thesis is not required.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering (CGEN)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering degree through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education. The program requires completion of four (4) approved courses (12 credits total).

More information about admission to these programs can be found here.