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University of South Florida

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCH) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBE) Biomedical engineering Pharmacy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 Entrance Exam GRE required with preferred minimum scores of Verbal >50% percentile, Quantitative > 75th percentile , and Analytical Writing of 3.0 or greater. Applicants who have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam offered by the Society of Professional Engineers will be exempted from the GRE requirement.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE required with preferred scores: Verbal >50% percentile, Quantitative >75% percentile and Analytical Writing >4.0
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
36
Accepted
20
Enrolled
59%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE required with preferred minimum scores of Verbal >50% percentile, Quantitative > 75th percentile , and Analytical Writing of 3.0 or greater. Applicants who have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam offered by the Society of Professional Engineers will be exempted from the GRE requirement.
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelors or equivalent in Chemical Engineering; 2 letters of reference; statement of research interests
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE required with preferred scores: Verbal >50% percentile, Quantitative >75% percentile and Analytical Writing >4.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelors or equivalent in Chemical Engineering; 3 letters of reference; statement of research interests

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.67%
Black or African American 1.67%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.67%
Unknown 1.67%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Neuroengineering, tissue engineering, biomedicine and biotechnology, engineering education, functional materials and nanotechnology, energy, environment/sustainability
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,555,820

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENG 118
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Venkat R. Bhethanabotla
Professor and Department Chair
Email: bhethana@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-3997

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