The UC Davis Chemical Engineering Graduate Program

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Applications for Fall 2020 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2021 will open in September and will be due on January 15, 2021 for full consideration.

Ranked among the top 30th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2019, the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering offers rigorous course work and excellence in research. Our faculty provide highly individualized mentoring for each graduate student with a strong focus on personal growth to achieve professional goals. Many of our graduates go on to a variety of academic, national lab, and industrial research positions.

At UC Davis, we value the student experience and the diversity that each student brings to our program. We are committed to recruiting graduate students with a variety of personal experiences, values and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.

As a testament to our commitment, our College of Engineering is ranked No. 1 in the percentage of women faculty among the top 50 engineering programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report (ASEE Engineering by the Numbers, 2017). We are also the No. 3 ranked U.S. college for doing the most for low-income students (The New York Times College Access Index).

With three distinct degree offerings, we have something for everyone, whether you are currently in the workforce or an undergraduate senior exploring your options. We hope you will join us here.