The Department offers programs of study leading to degrees of Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy, as well as the professional degree of Chemical Engineer. In addition to core courses and a variety of elective courses within the Department, students may also take relevant courses in related disciplines such as Chemistry, Chemistry Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
The programs are designed to prepare students for a wide range of professional opportunities in manufacturing, design, research, and development, among others. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between basic science and advanced applications in modern technologies. Chemical and materials engineers create, design, and improve processes and products that are vital to our society. Our programs produce broad-based graduates who are not only prepared for careers in many fields but who also have a solid foundation in research and development methodology. We strive to create a vibrant intellectual environment for our students and faculty anchored by pedagogical innovations and interdisciplinary research excellence. Active and well-equipped research laboratories in polymer processing, biopolymers, advanced chemical processing, microchemical systems, alternative energy production, tissue microenvironment, nanomaterials assembly and coatings, optofluidic reactors and sensors are available for Ph.D. dissertations and master’s theses.
Admission to Chemical Engineering graduate program requires an undergraduate education in chemical engineering or closely related disciplines. Admission to Materials Science & Engineering graduate program requires an undergraduate education in Materials Science & Engineering or closely related disciplines. However, a conversion program can be designed to enable qualified applicants with insufficient undergraduate background to enter the Master’s program through intensive no-credit courses designed to satisfy deficiencies in undergraduate preparation.
Chemical and Materials Student Association
While Stevens provides the best in academic courses and world class research, student organizations also support co-curricular or extra-curricular interests and pursuits of their students. The Chemical and Materials Student Association (CMSA) strives to provide CEMS graduate students with a stimulating and interactive learning experience by providing guest lectures, leadership opportunities, and an open, social learning environment. Through collaboration with other student organizations like the Materials Research Society and offices on campus like the Office of Career Development, students gain access to teaching and outreach activities as well as national networks of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science graduates working in academia and in the industry.
The Stevens Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.