Welcome! We are excited to share the graduate program opportunities that our department offers. MSU is among the top 3 percent of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, and has Carnegie classification for very high research activity.

If you are a current grad student, you can find information on the graduate student resources webpage.

Degrees Offered

Research Opportunities

See our department's research webpage to learn about our research focus areas, research facilities, faculty research interests, and new developments.

Funding Opportunities

Most of our incoming graduate students are funded with teaching assistantships for at least their first year. During that period, they connect with faculty and typically receive research assistantships for the remainder of their graduate studies.

The engineering college offers a Benjamin Fellowship that provides a stipend of $25,000 for a first year of Ph.D. study. For more details see the college's graduate funding opportunities webpage.

MSU's Graduate School provides information about additional funding and fellowship opportunities at MSU.

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Applying for Admission

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has the following minimum requirements for admission to the graduate programs:

  • 3.0 GPA in undergraduate program (based on A=4.0)
  • GRE Scores (145 verbal, 153 quantitative)
  • TOEFL (internet exam - 80) or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher - required for non-native speakers of English

Note: Typical scores for admitted M.S. graduate students are 156 GRE quantitative and 3.4 GPA and typical scores for admitted Ph.D. graduate students are 158 GRE quantitative and 3.6 GPA.

For those entering without having an adviser/major professor previously identified, students should secure an adviser as early as possible, but no later than the end of the second semester of registration in the M.S. or Ph.D. program.

Deadline for consideration for Assistantships

  • Fall Semester: February 1
  • Spring Semester: August 1

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Summer Semester: March 15

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Summer Semester: January 15

The Graduate School at MSU handles all graduate admissions. If you are ready to apply, visit the Graduate School's online application.

If you aren't sure whether you want to formally apply, you can fill out our department's Graduate Study Inquiry Form, and someone will reply via email.