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 24th in the nation in its listing of top graduate engineering schools in the U.S. for 2017.

For UMD/Clark School academic ranking on a global scale, please visit the Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China's Academic Ranking of World Universities website.

Our Location Enhances Our Students' Experiences!

Our location in College Park, Maryland, situated a few miles north of Washington, D.C., is an ideal place to study. 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. In 2015, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked the state of Maryland #3 for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and #5 for High-Tech Performance.  In 2016, Fortune magazine included Washington D.C. as one of the top 25 cities for technology start-ups.

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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.