Graduate Programs


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.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at