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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemical Engineering’s graduate program. Our internationally recognized program attracts individuals from around the world and the successful applicant generally has at least a ‘B’ average (i.e. equivalent of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in their prior academic work. If you have completed work beyond a bachelor's degree, records of both graduate and undergraduate work are taken into account. Any industrial or research experience would also receive a positive consideration.

If your undergraduate degree is in a field other than chemical engineering, competency in undergraduate chemical engineering courses must be demonstrated prior to full admission. This can be achieved through a customized plan of on-campus courses or online bridge programs such as the Michigan State Bridge Program:

Students with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who intend to complete a doctoral program should apply directly to the Ph.D. program.

To apply to our graduate program, complete the online application with the Graduate School at Auburn University. Application fees are waived for applications for admission for 2023.

Please note that we admit students only during the fall semesters. Applications received by the January 1st deadline of the year in which you intend to join the program will receive full consideration. Admission to the Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis programs for Fall 2023 is now closed and applications will no longer be reviewed. We are not yet accepting applications for Fall 2024 admissions to those programs. Contact for more information. Your application will not be considered complete until the following items have been received:

  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official transcripts should be sent to the Graduate School at The Graduate School, 106 Hargis Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5122.
  • GRE scores are required. If you have taken the GRE, please request the Educational Testing Service send your official scores to Auburn University (ETS Institution Code: 1005). The GRE requirement is waived for applications for admission for 2023.
  • For International Students, Auburn requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be taken. Auburn University's ETS institution code is 1005. Successful international applicants must score at least
    • 550 on the paper version (pBT),

    • 213 on the computer version (cBT), and

    • 79 on the internet version (iBT), minimums of 16 on the listening, reading, speaking, and writing components.

    • Auburn will also accept a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

    • English proficiency exams may be waived if an undergraduate or graduate degree has been received from a U.S.-accredited institution before entering the AU Chemical Engineering Graduate Program.

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required from former professors and/or supervisors. These letters are crucial to the application process and should be obtained from individuals who are familiar with your academic and/or technical capabilities.
  • A statement of purpose is recommended to demonstrate your motivation and drive to pursue graduate studies.

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