Admissions & Financial Aid
The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Financially attractive fellowships and assistantships, which include full tuition waiver and stipend, are available to students pursuing either degree.
While most applicants for the graduate program have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, this is not necessarily a requirement. The field of chemical engineering is broad in its scope, so applicants who hold degrees in chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials science, or any engineering discipline are encouraged to apply. Students admitted to our program with such backgrounds are normally required to complete some undergraduate chemical engineering courses. The exact program is tailored to each applicant's previous training. However, because of this additional course load, students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than chemical engineering who are interested in terminal M.S. (i.e., not Ph.D.) degrees are generally not encouraged to apply.
The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering requires that applicants for admission have at least a B average through the two most recent years of undergraduate work. For applicants who have completed work beyond a bachelor's degree, records of both graduate and undergraduate work are taken into account.
All graduate applications are online and centralized through the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, with final decisions being made by individual departments. To begin the application process, go to the graduate school admissions gateway.
The application deadline for fall admission is January 15th. Under certain situations, applications received after January 15th may still be considered. Contact Professor William F. Schneider, Director of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com if for some reason you cannot meet the January 15th deadline. Offers of admission and financial aid may be made in advance of January 15th , if a completed application is on file.
The Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions WILL NOT PROCESS AN APPLICATION until the $75 application fee has been received. Domestic students should contact Anne Veselik at firstname.lastname@example.org before completion of the online application to arrange for a fee waiver.
All applicants are required to take the GRE General Test (verbal, quantitative and analytical). Test dates are available throughout the year and may be scheduled through ETS, the independent testing agency that conducts the testing. To get desired test dates and to ensure that scores are recieved in a timely fashon, early registration is recommended. More specific information concerning these tests and online registration can be found at www.gre.org or by writing to:
Graduate Record Examinations
CN 6000 Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
Applicants should request that the results of all tests be forwarded to:
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
Room 502, Administration Building
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602
All full-time graduate students receive a scholarship which covers all tuition costs. Financial assistance for living expenses is also typically provided for students admitted into the graduate program in the form of a stipend. Stipends are paid semimonthly and are awarded as research assistantships or research fellowships. As part of their degree requirements, all first and second year graduate students serve as teaching assistants. These duties involve assisting the faculty in the undergraduate or graduate instructional programs. The time commitment is normally four to eight hours per week.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply for competitive national fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Students who receive these awards may have their stipends augmented as permitted by the donating agency in accordance with departmental policy. Any applicant from a foreign country should inquire as to the availability of financial aid from his or her government. Augmentation of stipends from these awards may also be possible.
If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact Professor William F. Schneider, Director of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com. If you have questions about your application requirements or status once you have submitted, please contact Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.