Graduate Programs


The College of Engineering is one of The University of Toledo's premier colleges. We attract bright, motivated students.  

Our Chemical Engineering faculty are second to none. They lead UToledo's efforts in alternative energy and materials research. They mentor graduate students and encourage collaboration on research. 

UToledo offers a research-based Ph.D. program and three master's degree options in Chemical Engineering:  

The chemical engineering graduate programs balance theory and practice, course work and research, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. 

Learn more about the Chemical Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study chemical engineering at UToledo

  1. First-of-its-kind green chemistry and engineering master's degree.

    UToledo's unique professional science master's degree (P.S.M.) in Green Chemistry and Engineering allows you to: 

    • Focus your graduate studies on Green Chemistry and Green Engineering 
    • Incorporate business principles and other professional skills into your degree program 
  2. Cutting-edge graduate labs.

    UToledo's Chemical Engineering students have access to the state-of-the-art material characterization facilities in the: 

  3. Entrepreneurship.
    Our students have opportunities to work with business faculty and the UToledo technology transfer office to commercialize an invention or innovation. 
  4. The polymer concentration.
    Pursue a concentration in Polymer Studies as a master's or Ph.D. student. Professors in UToledo’s Polymer Institute teach the courses. The institute conducts polymer and plastics research and development. 
  5. Pay your way.
    Nearly 100% of our graduate students receive financial support through scholarships or teaching and research assistantships. 

Chemical Engineering graduate students learn from and collaborate with faculty members known worldwide for their cutting-edge research. 

Our faculty members are pioneering, global leaders in: 

  • The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to renewable fuels and materials 
  • The growth and utilization of algae as a biomass source 
  • The development of polymeric materials for use in packaging (e.g., drink bottles), membrane separations (e.g., CO2 capture and water treatment) and structural applications 
  • The development of nanomaterials and nanosensors 

Our graduate Chemical Engineering faculty includes: 

  • 2 outstanding UToledo instructors 
  • 1 outstanding UToledo advisor 
  • 3 professional engineers 
  • 1 fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 

UToledo Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidates conduct research in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Converting plant biomass to fuels 
  • Polymers 
  • Membrane separations 


What jobs can I get with a chemical engineering degree?

More than 90% of UToledo Chemical Engineering graduates with advanced degrees have jobs upon graduation. 

Master's students have been accepted into doctoral programs at: 

  • North Carolina State University 
  • Ohio State University 
  • Pennsylvania State University 
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Notre Dame 

Our doctoral students most commonly accept full-time employment in industry, academia or government. They have been hired by: 

  • Chevron Corporation
  • Coca-Cola Global
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hydration Technologies, LLC 
  • Intel
  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc. 
  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Praxair, Inc. 
  • Samsung Group  
  • SuGanit Systems, Inc. 

Some are accepted into post-doctoral research associate positions at universities, including: 

  • Michigan State University
  • National University of Singapore 
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • University of California 
  • University of Iowa 
  • University of Massachusetts 
  • University of Pittsburgh 
  • University of Tennessee 








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Last Updated: 8/23/23