Students may pursue a Master’s degree on either a full- or part-time basis. Students generally pursue the Doctor of Philosophy on a continuous full-time basis consistent with the residence requirements for the degree as described. Students who wish to pursue a PhD program part-time may petition the departmental Graduate Committee for approval to do so.
Students who will complete a Dissertation or Thesis may select topics from a diverse range of faculty research interests. In addition, graduate student seminars are held on a regular basis and provide an interactive forum for learning about departmental research and for exchanging ideas. Many ChE courses are offered in the late afternoon or early evening to make them accessible to part-time students pursuing full-time industrial careers.