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Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) offers PhD, MS, BS, and Master of Engineering degrees.

PhD in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (Requirements after the BS Degree)

  • Candidates for this degree must complete a total of 72 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. Of these, a minimum of 36 must be graduate coursework and a minimum of 30 must be doctoral thesis research units.
  • Two research rotations in first year of study
  • Fulfill the University teaching requirement and departmental teaching responsibilities by serving as a teaching assistant for two or three semesters
  • Qualifying Examination taken in May of first year of study
  • Proposal defense (within 18 months of passing the qualifying examination). A Committee of at least six faculty members, including two from outside of the department, will be formed in consultation with the student's advisor.
  • Thesis defense


Master of Engineering in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

This is a coursework based Masters Program requiring 30 credits. A full-time student could complete the degree program in 12 months. Part-time students will require a longer duration. The curriculum is geared to enhance skill sets for practice in industry. Courses required for this program will provide a broader background in project management, business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students can choose a set of electives to obtain certificates in specialized tracks:

  • Advanced Energy Technologies
  • Environmental Engineering Science
  • Technology for Environmental Public Health & International Development
  • Energy & Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Energy & Environmental Management


Dual Degree Program - M.Eng. & MBA

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) along with the Olin School of Business launched a new dual degree program - M.Eng. and MBA. The program was initiated due to the rapidly growing interest in the intersection between the Engineering and Business school approaches to the issues of sustainability, energy, the environment and corporate social responsibility.  An interdisciplinary approach will be adopted to approach these issues with effective, innovative and critical thinking leading to solutions that are effective and impactful.   The dual degree program capitalizes on two programs that are well positioned to help address this critical intersection.

Graduate Program Coordinator

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Brauer Hall, CB 1180, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5548, Fax: (314) 935-7211

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