The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering brings together an interdisciplinary group of faculty to tackle global challenge problems related to energy, environment, and health. EECE provides integrated and multi-disciplinary programs of scientific education in cutting-edge areas organized through four clusters: 1) Aerosol Science & Engineering; 2) Engineered Aquatics Processes; 3) Metabolic Engineering and 4) Systems Biology;

Full Support & Funding

Our PhD students are fully funded, including full tuition support and health insurance. As a doctoral candidate, you will also receive a generous stipend to cover living expenses. This support is guaranteed as you continue to make satisfactory progress towards your degree.

Brief summary of requirements for PhD program:

  • Base competency in core subject areas demonstrated by passing the qualifying examination in first year of residency in the program
  • Research rotations in first semester of study prior to choosing a permanent adviser
  • Demonstrated teaching experience as per graduate school teaching requirement
  • Minimum of 36 credits for coursework and minimum of 30 credits for PhD research; total of 72 credits to earn the PhD degree
  • Defend a proposal within 18 months of passing the qualifying examination
  • Defend PhD dissertation by making an open oral seminar presentation, followed by questions from the dissertation committee members

Selected Opportunities for PhD Students in EECEal Engineering 


Dean's International Award
Several other fellowships and scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Click here to see a list.