The Department of Chemical Engineering is Currently Accepting Applications to the ChE Graduate Program

Prospective graduate students apply to the chemical engineering graduate program online through the University of Virginia. Generally, graduate students are admitted and begin their studies during the fall semester. Applications are evaluated using an established process that consideres a variety of factors including academic background and record, GRE scores, and references. Admission to the department is highly competitive.

Online Application for U.S. Citizens and International Students

Special instructions and information for international applicants


Deadlines (for fall semester admission)

U.S. Citizens: January 15 (for financial aid consideration) or August 1
International Applicants: January 15 (for financial aid consideration) or April 1


Dean’s Scholar Fellowship Program

The Dean’s Scholar Fellowship Program aims to foster a graduate student body that reflects the core value of societal impact, educating engineering leaders, innovation, excellence through diversity, and collegiality. You nominate yourself for the Dean’s Scholar Fellowship through the UVA Engineering graduate application process by submitting a short essay (400-word limit) that explains how you have demonstrated or will demonstrate these core values and how you will help UVA Engineering toward achievement of them. 

You must be a domestic Ph.D. (US Citizen and Permanent Resident) applicant to qualify for the program.


IMPORTANT! Students seeking financial assistance for fall semester admission should complete their application by January 15.
Later applicants may be considered, but financial aid may no longer be available.

The department currently has a strong focus on the doctoral program and admits very few students to the terminal master's degree program. Applicants interested in a terminal master's degree are encouraged to explore the options provided by the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program.

For department-specific graduate admissions questions, please contact: