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New Ph.D. students, Prof. Susan Daniel, and Prof. Abe Stroock completed Leadership Training at the Hoffman Challenge Course during Orientation 2010!

Applications for graduate studies in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering should be completed via the Cornell Graduate School website.


Applications to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program are accepted on a rolling basis. However, please submit an application by October 1 for the spring session and May 1 for the fall session so that there is time to process the paperwork and issue any visa documents, if necessary.


Admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is based on a candidate's promise of scientific achievement, evaluated in terms of academic performance, personal motivation, and a demonstration of professional commitment. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the Graduate Record Exam general aptitude test in October. All credentials should be submitted as early as possible. If received prior to January 3rd, applicants will be considered for all available financial aid. We will accept applications after January 3rd, but these applicants will only be considered for financial aid that has not been already committed.

GRE scores are required from all applicants. In addition, students whose native language is not English are required to provide TOEFL scores that meet or exceed the Cornell Graduate School minimum. Please see their website for more information regarding minimum required scores and the exemption policy.

School Contact Details

If you have further questions, please email the Manager of Student Services at or use the contact details below:

Address: Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
358 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-5201

It is the policy of Cornell University to support equality of education. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, factors such as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or physical disability. The University is committed to the maintenance of an affirmative action program that will assure the continuity of equal opportunity.

A brochure describing services for students with physical disabilities may be obtained from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Cornell University, 217 Day Hall, Ithaca, New York, 14853. Other questions or requests for special assistance may also be directed to that office.