MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering offers three graduate degree programs — two of which are available only at MIT. Graduate study at MIT offers you the opportunity to do important, leading-edge research in any of a broad range of innovative areas; to work with our world-renowned faculty, each leader in his or her chosen specialty; and to take advantage of the extensive resources within the department, throughout MIT, and in the intellectually and culturally rich Greater Boston area. [See Brochure (pdf)]
The Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering are identical; students may choose for themselves the appellation they prefer. This traditional, research-based doctoral degree program provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of chemical engineering, as well as an intensive research experience.
An MIT innovation offered nowhere else, the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Practice degree program enhances and extends doctoral research with the unique resources of MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice (“Practice School”), and the world-class leadership instruction of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. The Ph.D.CEP program builds a solid foundation of industrial experience, research, and business, preparing you for a fast launch into leadership.
Also unique to MIT, the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice degree program provides hands-on, real-world experience in industrial settings, and can be completed within a single year after the bachelor’s degree. You will complete two semesters of graduate-level courses at MIT (core plus electives), followed by one semester at industrial sites of the Practice School under the direction of resident MIT staff. Credit for the Practice School semester is accepted in lieu of a Master’s thesis.