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University of Washington

Department of Chemical Engineering

Seattle, WA

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Overview

University of Washington / Department of Chemical Engineering is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering and nanotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering and advanced data science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 29
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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 General Test (optional)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Final exam, research project, degree completed in 6 years
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (optional)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
General and final exams, research project, completion of all work within 10 years

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

371
Applied
131
Accepted
27
Enrolled
35%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (optional)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample (optional)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (optional)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, transcripts, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample (optional)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

93
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.38%
Black or African American 1.08%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.15%
Unknown 1.08%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advanced materials and interfacial engineering, data science & molecular simulation, health & biotechnology, energy systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
11,000,000

Location & Contact

Address Box 351750
Seattle, WA  98195-1750
United States
Contact Dr. Jim Pfaendtner
Professor/Chair
Email: jpfaendt@uw.edu
Phone: 206-616-8128
Fax: 206-685-3451

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