Chemical and Biological Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Modern curriculum, program flexibility and award-winning faculty help make the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Mines the exceptional choice for completing an advanced degree. Research opportunities abound in areas such as biochemical and biomedical engineering, renewable energy, materials science, transport processes, thermodynamics, computational methods and atomistic simulation. Plus, partnerships and collaborations with NREL, Children’s Hospital Colorado and NIST provide opportunities to work together on research with far-reaching societal applications.

 

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Awarded over $7M
per year in
research funds

 

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ABET accredited
since 2017

 

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15:1 student-to-faculty
ratio means more
focused attention

 

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Requirements and Costs

  • Candidates should have completed an undergraduate program in chemistry. Undergraduate deficiencies will be determined by faculty through interviews at the beginning of the student’s first semester of graduate work
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • Chemical Engineering – 72 credit hours, comprised of at least 30 credit hours of coursework and 42 credit hours of research. Doctoral students must pass the qualifying exam, complete and successfully defend a satisfactory thesis

MASTER OF SCIENCE 

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (Thesis)
    • 30 credit hours, comprised of at least 18 credit hours of coursework and 12 credit hours of research
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (Non-Thesis)
    • 30 credit hours of coursework, including 18 credits of electives with many interdisciplinary options

VIEW CATALOG

 

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State StudentOnline Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350$17,982
Fees*$2,412$2,412$0
Room & Board$16,700$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062$39,282
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075$999

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

 

Sky Kim“I’ve wanted to be biochemical engineer since high school. I want to change the world and make a difference in the medical industry.”

Skye Kim
Chemical and Biological Engineering, ’19

 

Career Outcomes

  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Analytical chemist
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Cellular, tissue and genetic engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Biological engineer

 

  • Exxon
  • Dow
  • NovoNordisk
  • Motorola
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Intel
  • Stanford
  • New Terrain
  • ORNL

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Chemical Engineering

Master’s

  • Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis)
  • Chemical Engineering (Thesis)

 

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