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Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) / Biomedical Sciences (M.S.) Combined Degree Program

Combined Degree

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences offers a combined degree program in which graduate students earn a M.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. This interdisciplinary program was established in 1993 and provides graduate students with a strong theoretical and research background in both engineering and the sciences. It is at the interface between these two fields where many of the breakthroughs in bioengineering and biotechnology occur.

At the cornerstone of the Combined Degree Program is a strong foundation in both chemical engineering and the biological sciences that is research intensive.  Upon completing the program requirements, students earn a Master of Science degree with thesis through the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and a Doctor of Philosophy degree through the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. For more information, download the article on the Combined Degree Program that was published in Chemical Engineering Education.