UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Chemical Engineering

Engineering II, Room 3357;
Telephone (805) 893-3412
Website: www.chemengr.ucsb.edu
Chair: Rachel Segalman
Vice-Chair: Mike Gordon and M. Scott Shell

Graduate Program


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants to the graduate program. Applicants whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) prior to admission to UCSB. Requests for exceptions to this requirement will be considered for those students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate education at an institution whose primary language of instruction is English. It is expected that most applicants for the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering will have obtained undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering. However, students with degrees in other branches of engineering or in science may be accepted with the provision that they take such undergraduate courses as prescribed by the department as prerequisites for graduate work.

Master of Science – Chemical Engineering, Plan 1 (Requirements - PDF)

Master of Science – Chemical Engineering, Plan 2 (Requirements - PDF)

Doctor of Philosophy – Chemical Engineering (Requirements - PDF)

Optional Interdisciplinary Emphases

Students pursuing a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering may petition to add the following Optional Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases: Bioengineering, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE is available to both Master's and Doctoral Students), Neuroengineering.

Requirement sheets for each emphasis may be found on this page.

Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering

For a complete description of this interdisciplinary program, visit www.bmse.ucsb.edu.