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Graduate Application

biomaterials***Deadline – January 1st.***
Admission Guidelines

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering’s graduate admission committee makes a determination of an applicant’s qualification for admission. This is based on the evaluation of your undergraduate (and/or graduate) record, test scores, personal statement and letters of recommendation (3). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, but there is no set GRE requirement. Each candidate is evaluated individually by a department faculty committee that has the authority to make admission recommendations to the Graduate School. The TOEFL is required for international applicants.

Regular Application

Applications from all qualified students are both welcomed and encouraged. Potential students can submit their applications through the formal UMBC application process, which requires payment of the application fee. Instructions, including links to the on-line application, can be found at the Graduate School site.

CBEE Application Materials

  • An application for admission to the Graduate School along with a fee (check application for current fee),
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members (preferably) or other persons who can discuss your potential for graduate work in chemical engineering
  • GRE Aptitude test scores
  • TOEFL scores (Only if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.). Official copies of these documents are required for admission. However, photocopies can be used for the initial review process
  • A “statement of academic goals and research interests” is included with the application, and is beneficial to the admissions committee in reaching its decision. Publications in peer reviewed journals are viewed favorably by the admission committee and submission of reprints is encouraged
Fee-Free Application

The Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering is pleased to offer citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and those students receiving degrees from US and Canadian institutions, the opportunity to apply for admission to either of our two PhD programs without application fees.

To take advantage of the Fee-Free Application offer you must be a US or Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of the US or Canada, or a graduate of a US or Canadian college or university. Applications by other individuals are welcomed and encouraged; however, those applicants are required to apply for admission through the formal application process, which requires payment of the application fee. (If your browser does not support forms, please contact the department by mail, telephone, fax, or email to the Graduate Program Director.)

Fee-Free Application Instructions:

Fee-Free applications for admission to our programs for the Fall Semester must be received, along with all supporting documentation, by the Graduate Program Coordinator by January 1.

  1. Complete the special CBEE Fee-Free Graduate School Application.
    Either download (below) or request a special fee-free application package from our Graduate Program Director by email, mail, telephone, fax. Download the application materials:

  2. Compile application materials:
    • Fee-Free Application Form
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members (preferably) or other persons who can discuss your potential for graduate work in chemical engineering
    • GRE Aptitude test scores
    • A “statement of academic goals and research interests” is included with the application, and is beneficial to the admissions committee in reaching its decision. Publications in peer reviewed journals are viewed favorably by the admission committee and submission of reprints is encouraged
  3. Send completed applications to directly to the Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering. 
    Applications received directly by the Department, which meet the eligibility requirements of this program, will not be charged an application fee.:


    Director Graduate Admissions
    Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
    Engineering Building, Rm 314
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250

If you have any questions about the application process or the graduate program contact us at:

Phone: (410) 455-3400
Fax: (410) 455-1049
Email: cbegrad@umbc.edu