Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Offer Access to New York and Widen your Career Options

Improve existing materials and processes or develop brand new ones as you build a sustainable career that makes a long-term, global impact.

In our department, you'll work collaboratively with professors known for their expertise in high-demand fields such as alternative energy, biofuels, biomaterials and tissue microenvironments, and nanomaterials assembly. Through our interdisciplinary approach, we’ll show you how science and engineering work synergistically and encourage a creative and curious mindset for problem-solving that will serve you in your current studies and help you stay up to date as industries and technologies change over the full course of your career.

Our extensive alumni community and convenient location just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan also foster unlimited career potential by connecting you with networking and professional opportunities within academia and industry — including nearby Fortune 500 companies.

Explore our graduate programs

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Stevens Success Story: Yi Feng ’23, Ruhao Li ’18

Chemical engineering and materials science Ph.D. candidates Yi Feng ’23 and Ruhao Li ’18 shared their NSF-funded research work progress while gaining contacts and confidence interacting with global experts.

Program Features

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Online Degree Options

Get a degree or professional certificate — including a master’s degree — in a high-demand, high-impact field entirely online. Study with the same distinguished faculty as on-campus students.

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Lectures and Seminars

The department periodically invites a preeminent scientist for a sequence of informal talks and formal lectures. Awareness of recent developments in your field is an important component of professional development. Therefore, attendance at seminars is required of all graduate students enrolled full-time in degree programs, and all doctoral students.

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Student Organizations

The Chemical and Materials Student Association (CMSA) strives to provide CEMS graduate students with a stimulating and interactive learning experience by providing lectures, leadership opportunities and an open learning environment. CMSA collaborates with the Materials Research Society and the Office of Career Development to help students gain access to teaching and outreach activities, as well as national networks of CEMS graduates.

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International Students

International students from more than 60 countries are welcomed not only by the Stevens campus community, but also by the city of Hoboken, our charming home city that is just minutes from all that New York City has to offer.

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Financial Aid

Your estimated cost of attendance includes many things — tuition is only one part of the equation. Examine the information that will help you estimate your graduate education costs.

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Assistantships and Fellowships

Stevens offers funding to select graduate students in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships. Limited in number, these highly competitive opportunities are awarded to exceptional candidates based on merit.

Job-specific knowledge rarely falls in the category of a certain course or curriculum, and majors try to cover as many topics as possible, but I firmly believe few do this as well as Stevens. Department professors were always proactive in sharing their research and interests with us.
Own Jappen, Alumnus, Chemical Engineering

Research and Teaching

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials science provides a technology-centric research environment in several exciting areas to address significant problems of our time.

The department is home to various centers and laboratories, including the Highly Filled Materials Institute, the Soft Materials Laboratory, the Laboratory for Multi-Scale Imaging, the New Jersey Center for Micro-Chemical Systems, the Nano-Micro-Bio Laboratory, and the Micro-Nano Solutions for Alternative Energy Laboratory.

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Graduate Admissions

Questions? Visit the Graduate Admissions web page. Ready to take the next step? Apply below.

Center for Student Success

The department’s Center for Student Success team is dedicated to furthering the Stevens mission of student centricity by fostering academic and leadership development, career readiness, and personal growth in all graduate students enrolled in our programs. 

Our team ensures that you have all the resources you need to succeed during your time at Stevens and beyond. Our personalized academic advising model and robust series of events and programs will introduce you to cutting-edge research, industry partners and alumni networks.