Chemical and Materials Engineering

The chemical engineering program at the University of Dayton School of Engineering offers more than 20 courses ranging from advanced transport phenomena to chemical reactor analysis and design.

Our materials engineering program gives you the opportunity to conduct leading-edge materials research with engineers at the University of Dayton Research Institute and local industry.

Graduate studies in bioengineering occur in one of four focus areas: bioengineering instrumentation, biosystems engineering, biomaterials/biomechanics and bioprocess engineering. The program is multidisciplinary and draws on faculty from all departments in the School of Engineering plus the College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the chemical, materials and bioengineering graduate programs should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Dr. Charles Browning, Chairperson

Kettering Laboratories 524 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0256