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Graduate Degree Programs in Chemical & Biological Engineering

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   Chemical & Biological Engineering Program
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   Graduate Application
   Graduate Admissions
   Graduate Tuition and Fees
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   Graduate Bulletin
Degrees Offered
  Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  24
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  160
   Average GRE Verbal  154
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.60
   Percent applicants accepted  34%

From its inception, the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department has focused on applied and fundamental research programs aimed at problems of national interest and need. When you pursue a graduate degree you join an active and vital research program that has been, and remains, an integral part of the department's mission. Our goal is to maintain strength in areas critical to existing industries while conducting research in new areas vital to emerging technologies.

With few exceptions, the department provides support for all qualified applicants in the form of research assistantships (RAs), fellowships or teaching assistantships. RAs are offered on a calendar-year basis by individual faculty members. Fellowships, awarded on the basis of scholarship, are also granted on a calendar-year basis. Applicants seeking financial support should indicate such in the "assistantship" section of the admissions application. Complete applications should be submitted by the deadline to insure priority consideration for fall semester financial support.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering


Research focus has broadened over the years to include environmental research, biological and biochemical research, materials science (including electronic materials, membranes, polymers and colloids), natural gas hydrates, separations technologies, theoretical and applied thermodynamics, theoretical fluid mechanics and rheology, combustion science, and computational methods and atomistic simulation.

Research projects being conducted within the department include:

  • Polymeric and opto-electronic materials
  • Natural gas hydrates
  • Combustion and reaction engineering
  • Fuels and engine research
  • Molecular simulation
  • Surface and interfacial engineering

Our department maintains strong ties with several local industrial and federal research laboratories and private industries such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Geological Survey, Rockwell International (Rocky Flats), ARCO Oil and Gas, Coors Brewing and Ceramics and its allied technology development companies, and IBM Corporation.


Dr. Keith Neeves, Graduate Program Chair
Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3508
FAX: 303-273-3730


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