Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

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University of Idaho
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875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
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Solving the Chemical Puzzle

Pursue your doctorate and discover the versatility of chemical engineering, where you will work to produce renewable energy, manage hazardous waste and more. Learn the research methods and investigative procedures required in the field while working with expert faculty and in state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory equipment, like the atomic force microscope (AFM) system.

Fast Facts

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gasoline Engineering
  • Energy Production
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Materials & Properties
  • Textiles
  • Electronic Materials
  • Combustion Processes Engineering
  • Environmental Protection
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep Most students who enter the graduate program in chemical engineering hold a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and have a solid background in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and the fundamentals of engineering.

The graduate program also includes provisions for study, leading to a master’s degree in chemical engineering, for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as chemistry, physics, or another engineering discipline. These students register as undergraduates until they meet the prerequisites to the courses required in the master’s program.
Degree Roadmap Our Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering requires a minimum of 78 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which 52 credits MUST be in the 500-above courses. In addition, at least 33 of the 78 credits MUST be in courses other than ChE 600 (directed Ph.D. study).

For the latest information on all available Chemical Engineering courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.