Chemical and Biological Engineering
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

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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Requirements and Costs

 Master’s Thesis

  • Candidates should have completed an undergraduate program that includes chemical engineering fundamentals. Applicants without a degree in chemical engineering are encouraged to apply but may be required to complete additional coursework to ensure preparation for graduate courses
  • No GRE test score is required for application
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Candidates should have completed an undergraduate program that includes chemical engineering fundamentals. Applicants without a degree in chemical engineering are encouraged to apply but may be required to complete additional coursework to ensure preparation for graduate courses
  • No GRE test score is required for application
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • Candidates should have completed an undergraduate program that includes chemical engineering fundamentals. Applicants without a degree in chemical engineering are encouraged to apply but may be required to complete additional coursework to ensure preparation for graduate courses
  • No GRE test score is required for application
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

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’s Thesis

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering 
    • 30 credit hours, comprised of at least 18 credit hours of coursework and 12 credit hours of research

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering 
    • 30 credit hours of coursework, including 18 credits of electives with many interdisciplinary options

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

*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 a 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

 

  • Biochemist
  • Project manager
  • Industrial R&D researcher
  • Professor
  • National lab scientist
  • Consultant 
  • 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 (Master’s Non-Thesis)
  • Chemical Engineering (Master’s Thesis)

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