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Applying to CBE at Notre Dame

The Department's doctoral program offers financially attractive research assistantships, which include a generous stipend, full tuition waiver, and a full health insurance premium subsidy. 

All graduate applications are submitted online through the Graduate School's Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. Click here to start your application today.

The Program

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a PhD in Chemical Engineering where you can conduct research in any of the key areas of chemical engineering: 

Bioengineering and Diagnostics Engineering
Energy and Sustainability
Molecular Simulation and Data Science
Polymers and Soft Matter

Interested the PhD in Bioengineering? Check out the BME.ND.EDU for more information. It is administered separately from the CBE Department. Once admitted by the BME program, students will decide which track to pursue and be placed in the appropriate department.


Your application must be submitted with all required materials by the deadline. All submitted applications will be reviewed.

Fall application deadline: January 1

Application Fee

The application fee is automatically waived for all US citizens and permanent residents. Non-US citizens who are enrolled in a degree program or have received a degree from a US institution should contact cbe@nd.edu after you start your application and upload transcripts but before you submit the online application to arrange for a possible fee waiver. 

Frequently Asked Questions

See a list of admissions FAQs here on the Admissions FAQ page.

What you need to complete the application: complete the application questionnaire, GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation, college transcripts, resume or CV, and a personal statement.

The Graduate School admissions FAQ page has answers general questions about the online application process and technical help, test scores, and preparing your application.


The Graduate School

All applications to the Department go through the Graduate School. Check out their admissions page for more info about graduate academics at Notre Dame and the application process.