Graduate Program in CBE

The Graduate Group in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania has been a dynamic one since its creation in 1893 and today it ranks among the nation's finest.

Students in the Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering may receive either the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. A part-time master's program serves the needs of professional engineers who wish to pursue an MSE degree while continuing to work in industry. Our graduates not only pursue successful careers, but they also provide leadership in academia and in a wide variety of industrial settings in fields from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, advanced materials, and electronics, to the more traditional areas of chemicals, oil, and gas.

The MSE program provides highly-qualified students with the firm theoretical foundation and interdisciplinary skills that are essential for career advancement in the rapidly-changing field of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Our innovative M.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is known for its success in preparing students for leadership roles in the oil, chemical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries.

The Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering requires a superior capability and promise to make original contributions to the theory and practice of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Doctoral candidates must demonstrate the ability to perform independent work and study at the highest levels. The degree is crucial for those planning to teach chemical engineering, as well as for those embarking on a career to advance research in the field.