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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering



The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers an outstanding program for graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. A professional master's degree (MChE), involving only course work, is also offered.

At Rice, the PhD is primarily a research degree. Graduate education is aimed at developing each student's ability to conduct independent creative scientific research. Our graduate curriculum provides a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals so that our students are versatile, a mastery of engineering tools so that our students are productive, and clear goals of professional development so that our students are successful.


Our graduate program is large enough to offer research topics in several important areas of chemical engineering and related fields, but small enough to retain an atmosphere where student and faculty can have extensive personal contact. In addition, interdisciplinary research projects provide ample opportunities for students to interact with researchers from other disciplines, especially through the interdisciplinary institutes.

Enrollments and degrees awarded for degree programs in the Engineering School are available HERE.


Rice University seeks to attract to its faculty, staff and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy, Rice does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status. University policy also includes affirmative action in seeking to recruit, hire and advance women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans and special disabled veterans.