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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

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
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering/Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (MS Ch E/MSPE)
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MS Ch E) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (MSPE) Petroleum engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

314
Applied
122
Accepted
29
Enrolled
39%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

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 Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

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
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

114
Total Graduate Students
62%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.63%
Black or African American 3.51%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.75%
Unknown 1.75%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 6
Male (23)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biotechnology, polymers, catalysis, energy and environment, computational modeling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,213,000

Location & Contact

Address 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Steven R. Little
Chairman
Email: srlittle@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-9614
Fax: 412-624-9639

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