Montana State University

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

Montana State University
306 Cobleigh Hall
PO Box 173920 Bozeman, MT 59717-3920

Tel: (406) 994-2221
Fax: (406) 994-5308
Location: 306 Cobleigh Hall

Department Head:

Jeff Heys, Ph.D.

Academic Information for ChBE Graduate Students

Programs Offered

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

New Course Numbers Spring 2011
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Admission Requirements

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has the following minimum requirements for admission to the graduate program:

  • 3.0 GPA in undergraduate program (based on A=4.0)
  • GRE Scores (148 verbal, 144 quantitative)
  • TOEFL (internet exam - 80, paper exam - 550, computerized exam - 213) or IELTS score of 7.0 or higher - required for non-native speakers of English

Note: Typical scores for admitted graduate students are well above these minima.

Admission Deadlines

Deadline for consideration for Assistantships

  • Fall Semester: February 1
  • Spring Semester: August 1

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Summer Semester: March 15

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Summer Semester: January 15

Pre-Application Process

We encourage interested graduate applicants to complete a pre-application. This process is designed to save applicants time and money. The pre-application form takes much less time to fill out than a full application, and it is free. The data you submit on the pre-application is available to Department faculty and is reviewed when openings exist. If your pre-application gets the attention of a faculty member, you will be contacted by that faculty member.

Your pre-application data is retained for six months, and you can re-submit the information after six months.

Graduate School Application Requirements

For a complete list of application requirements, please visit the Graduate School’s policies and procedures page. (will open in a new window)

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