In This Section:
The University of Idaho
Moscow, the City
The Degree Programs Offered
The Application Process
The University of Idaho:
The University of Idaho campus sprawls amongst rolling wheat fields, tucked against the foothills of the Rocky mountains. Washington State University is situated ten miles to the west across the Washington-Idaho border. The University of Idaho campus boasts an average enrollment of 11,000 students, swelling the city of Moscow’s population base to almost 32,000 for the academic year. The University campus covers more than 1585 acres of land with 860 acres in farm land, 80 acres in arboreta and 150-acre golf course. There are 253 buildings with a replacement cost of $811 million. There are 10 Colleges, 75 graduate degree programs and a faculty roster numbering 847. Graduate student enrollment averages 1,706 students per year.
Moscow, the City:
Moscow is a truly multi-national city which is very proud of its diverse cultural heritage. Whether taking a casual stroll downtown or listening to local folk artists in one of the coffee houses, you will enjoy a hometown atmosphere with the kick of a big-city.
Glacier National Park is a six hour drive to the east, with Yellowstone National Park an eight hours drive to the south. Towards the west, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and the entire Puget Sound area provide a good weekend retreat. Local events include the Moscow Mardi Gras held in late February with all the fun and excitement of the Big Easy, just a bit colder and wetter. During the first weekend in May, East City Park is transformed into Sherwood Forest, as the Renaissance Fair takes over. Fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, and local arts and crafts, dominate each Saturday from May - October as Farmer’s Market opens. Lively music fills East City Park again as Rendezvous in the Park begins in July, providing a weekly outdoor concert. Autumn kickoff begins with the Latah County Fair in September, one of many local county fairs taking place.
The faculty is comprised of eight internationally known researchers and academians, who consistently strive to provide students with a strong, well-rounded background for immediate entry into the industrial workplace or graduate study. Graduate study at the University of Idaho will prepare you for employment in areas such as pulp and paper, environmental engineering, electronic materials processing, food processing, nuclear power, petroleum and petrochemicals, synthetic fuels, plastics and polymers, pharmaceuticals, education, biomedical engineering, computer applications, microelectronics, and alternate energy sources.
The Degree Programs Offered:
The Master of Science degree requires 10 credits of directed thesis study and 20 credits of coursework. The Master of Engineering option requires 30 credits of coursework that includes a written project report. It typically takes two to three semesters to complete the requirements for a MS or ME degree.
The PhD requires a minimum of 78 credits beyond the BS degree, of which 52 credits MUST be in 500-above courses. In addition, at least 33 of the 78 credits MUST be in courses other than ChE 600 (directed PhD study).
ChE 500 Master’s
and Thesis (var cr)
If you hold a BS or advanced degree in an allied field such as chemistry, physics, or another engineering discipline, you will be required to register as undergraduate students for as many semesters as it takes to meet the prerequisites to the courses required in the MS (ChE) degree program.
The Application Process:Please note that while you officially apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions, you will need to return certain information directly to the Department of Chemical Engineering:
All international students from non-English speaking countries are REQUIRED to take the TOEFL exam. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) and 225 (computer-based) is required to be considered for admission to the Chemical Engineering Graduate Program. The Graduate School does not waive the TOEFL requirement in favor of any other examination. Applicants will not be evaluated without receipt of TOEFL scores. Foreign students whose BS degree is from a US or Canadian university are not required to take the TOEFL exam.
In order to be considered for
admission into the graduate program in chemical engineering, the
needs to have a GRE score of at least 1450 (combined Analytical and
Quantitative) or, if taking the new GRE test, a 5 or greater in the
written Analytical section and 725 or better in the Quantitative
Most new students are admitted for the fall semester, with admission decisions being made typically in March and April to allow time for international students to secure their visas and make the necessary arrangements for travel to the US. Students may be admitted for the spring semester if positions are available. Completed application materials with other supporting information should be sent before the deadlines noted:
International Students* US Students
Students admitted into our graduate program are usually offered financial assistance in the form of Graduate Assistantships. This assistantship is a research appointment in the department to support thesis-related research. No additional duties beyond the usual coursework and thesis research are required. Please note that the Admissions Office will not process your application until they receive a statement of financial responsibility. This is normally in the form of a letter from your bank or sponsoring agency stating that you have sufficient funds for your graduate education, as well as a supplemental form with your application. If you are offered an Assistantship, the Chemical Engineering department will complete the financial responsibility form and send it to Admissions.
All fall applicants will be notified before May 1 of the decisions on their applications. You may be (1) offered admission with financial assistantship, (2) put on temporary waiting list pending final decision by May 1, or (3) denied admission. The spring applicants will be notified of the decision on their application before October 1.
If you are offered admission with an assistantship and you decide to accept, then you must do so by the date indicated in your offer letter. If you decline our offer, please do so at the earliest so we can consider other qualified applicants. If you are put on the waiting list, please notify us immediately of your continuing interest in our graduate program.
WAIVER OF APPLICATION FEE
The Department cannot waive or defer this fee. The Admissions Office will not process your I-20 until your fee is paid. All checks submitted for payment must be drawn on a US bank.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
The Department will not contact references. It is your responsibility to have recommendations sent directly to the Graduate Advisor.
(including those presently in the US)
UI President Tim White visits with ChE grad students Demian Guthmiller and Gatwich Thich.
ChE grad students Holt Quinn and Aashika Jain share enjoy the annual spring AIChE picnic at Robinson Lake Park.
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