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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering/Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (MS Ch E/MSPE)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (MSPE) Petroleum engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

197
Applied
71
Accepted
19
Enrolled
36%

Applying

58
Application Fee - Domestic
58
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline July 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.000
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.000

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

83
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.23%
Black or African American 3.61%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.2%
Unknown 1.2%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 6
Male (21)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular Modeling; Biomaterials; Systems Biology; Catalysis; Polymers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,063,000

Location & Contact

Address 940 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Dr. Steven R. Little
Chairman
Email: srlittle@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-6249631
Fax: 412-6249639

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