The University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is rated top in the US for its doctoral programs, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT is ranked top for both graduate and undergraduate programs among the nation's chemical engineering departments, according to the US News & World Report in 2008.

MIT Department of Chemical Engineering offers three graduate degree programs:
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering (Ph.D./Sc.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Practice degree program (Ph.D.CEP)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice degree program (M.S.CEP)
UC Berkeley Dept of Chemical Engineering is rated in the Top 3 for its doctoral programs. The course requirement for the PhD program is 30 letter-graded semester units:
- 12 units derive from a required core of 4 chemical engineering courses in the areas of mathematics, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, and transport phenomena.
- 9 unit sequence in an outside specialty.
- 9 additional units must be taken from departmental graduate electives.

Ranking of Top Chemical Engineering Doctoral Programs in the US:

1. Minnesota

2. MIT

3. Berkeley

4. Wisconsin

5. Illinois

6. Caltech

7. Stanford

8. Delaware

9. Princeton

10. Texas (Austin)

Source: National Research Council Report 1995

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