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Ph.D CEP Program: Admission

Students interested in the PhDCEP program should direct their applications to the Chemical Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee during the regular admission cycle. Applications for PhDCEP will only be considered for September matriculation. Applications will be reviewed by both MIT Sloan and Chemical Engineering and they must receive approval of both for admission to the PhDCEP program. The Department requires submission of test scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of applicants whose first language is not English.

An interview at MIT in late February will be part of the application process in most cases. Applicants will be interviewed over the phone.

The traditional PhD/ScD program and the new PhDCEP program are separate and distinct paths to the doctoral degree in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT. The PhDCEP program will be limited to 10 or fewer students per year. Because the focus and educational goals of the PhDCEP are substantially different from those of the traditional PhD/ScD program, the two programs are expected to appeal to two different populations of applicants. Applicants for graduate study should submit only one application, and indicate for which program they wish to be considered. Applications made to both programs are deemed inconsistent, and therefore discouraged. Applicants are expected to consider carefully the offerings of each program in relation to their own goals and aspirations, and to choose a program accordingly. Transfer between programs will not be permitted except as outlined earlier.

For more information about admission to the PhDCEP program, please contact:

Suzanne Ronkin
Academic Administrator

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-366
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Phone: 617.253.4577
Kristala L. Jones Prather
Graduate Admissions Officer

Department of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room E17-504G
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Phone: 617.253.1950

You can obtain the information that you will need to apply to MIT's graduate programs from the MIT Graduate Admissions web site.