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Wayne State University

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials science and engineering Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering Materials science and engineering
(Graduate Certificate) Polymer engineering Polymer engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

127
Applied
35
Accepted
16
Enrolled
28%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
Spring deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (at least two from the applicant's academic institution); personal statement; resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (at least two from the applicant's academic institution); personal statement; resume
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree in engineering or other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.41%
Black or African American 2.82%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.41%
Unknown 1.41%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental transport and management of hazardous waste; process design and synthesis based on waste minimization; biocatalysis in multiphase systems; biomaterials and tissue engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,624,000

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Guangzhao Mao
Professor and Chair
Email: gzmao@eng.wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-3804

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