Future Graduate Students

In the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, you will have the chance to join a world-class, innovative research program in an area that is shaping our world.

Ph.D. Application Fee Waiver

Until January 15, 2024, the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University will waive the Ph.D. application fee for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have an overall GPA ≥ 3.40 (out of 4.00) from an accredited university. If you meet this requirement, please email a copy of your most recent B.Sc. transcript to our Student Services Specialist, Mrs. Sandra Bailey (sbailey@ncsu.edu), to receive instructions on how to waive the Ph.D. application fee.

Research Areas

Why NC State?

  • 9th best Chemical Engineering Department in the United States and 31st best in the world according to the objective Shanghai Rankings.
  • Students work with world-leading faculty in a collegial, innovative environment.
  • Located on Centennial Campus, the nation’s top university research campus.
  • NC State is in Raleigh, 2nd best big city in the United States, according to Money magazine.
  • Want to learn more? Watch this video.

Have questions about the graduate program? Contact Mrs. Sandra Bailey (Graduate Program Administrator) or Dr. Saad Khan (Director of the Graduate Program).

No GRE scores required

Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test are not required to apply to our graduate program.

Support for Students — and Research

We provide financial assistance to all non-self-supported doctoral students: Our Ph.D. students receive a competitive stipend, plus tuition and health insurance. We accept students into the Master of Science program with their own financial support.

All of our graduate students can expect to be immersed in a culture that values and invests in research. NC State ranks fourth nationally in research spending on chemical engineering.