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The University of Florida has become the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
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The Ph.D. degree is primarily a research degree, the granting of which is based essentially on general proficiency and distinctive attainments in chemical engineering, particularly on the demonstrated ability to conduct an independent investigation as exhibited in a required doctoral dissertation. The formal requirements for the Ph.D. degree include successful completion of a qualifying/admission exam within the first fourteen months after admission, submission of a written dissertation based on original research, passing a dissertation defense examination, and the completion of 90 graduate-level semester hours of course work, including those required by the MS. degree.
The principal requirements for the M.S. degree include 30 graduate-level semester hours of course work distributed as follows: 12 semester hours in the basis of chemical engineering courses, 9 additional hours in the engineering science core area, 1 semester hour of graduate seminar for each academic semester in residence, and individual work on a research thesis for 6 semester hours. The program requires the submission of a thesis approved by the student’s Supervisory Committee.
The M.S. NT degree is a non-thesis program intended for students whose B.S. degree is from an accredited chemical engineering curriculum who would like to complete a masters program in one year. The principal requirements for the M. S. NT degree are 30 semester hours of graduate courses including 7 credits of either supervised research work or an industrial internship.
The M.E. degree is a non-thesis program intended for students whose B.S. degree is not from an accredited chemical engineering curriculum. Depending upon their prior education, students are generally required to take a set of undergraduate courses in chemical engineering. In addition, the program requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level semester hours.
The education of the chemical engineer is based on the fundamental sciences of physics, chemistry and biology, on mathematical and computer techniques, and on basic engineering principles. This background makes the chemical engineer extremely versatile and capable of working in a variety of industries: chemical, biochemical, petroleum, materials, microelectronics, environmental, food processing, consumer products, consulting and project management. It is also good preparation for law and medical schools.
The most competitive applicants have earned higher than the minimum 2.5 grade point average in the better of two attempts of at least 6 of the eight preprofessional courses and higher than the required 2.5 grade point average on all attempts of the preprofessional calculus course sequence.