Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Graduate study in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering prepares you for leadership in modern chemical engineering research. One excellent way to learn more about us and our program is to visit! You can also view a student-produced video tour of our campus here. You can learn more about the department and the university below.

The main goal of ChemBE PhD program is to educate, train, and mentor doctoral students, empowering them to excel at the forefronts of their research fields and teaching endeavors. To this end, our alumni have successfully secured positions with government agencies (such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Army Research Lab, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the FDA ), in the private sector (with institutions such as Xerox, Saudi Aramco, MedImmune, Intel, and Bristol-Myers Squibb) and in academia (serving at universities such as University of Washington, the University of California San Diego, Georgia Tech, the University of Iowa, and the University of Southern California).



The application deadline for Fall 2022 is December 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Spring admission is not offered. Information about application policies, verification of credentials, application fees, transcripts, letters of recommendation, financial assistance, GRE scores, mailed materials and more can be found on the JHU Graduate Application Requirements page.

All applicants are required to complete the online application. Upon starting an application, applicants will receive an email from [email protected] This email contains a PIN (personal identification number) and password, generated by the online application system. This PIN and password are necessary for accessing the ApplyYourself/Hobsons application, to monitor the application’s status and to view the receipt of supplemental materials. Applicants are urged to submit all required supplementary materials electronically; doing so will avoid delays in processing the prospective student’s admissions file.

If you are experiencing problems accessing the online application or supporting forms, please feel free to contact the Graduate Admissions Office using their contact form. For further information about the ChemBE Graduate Program, please email our Academic Program Coordinator: [email protected].


Financial Aid

Graduate student financial assistance is available through teaching or research assistantships, fellowships, and partial or full tuition remission. The actual financial aid package is specified upon acceptance into the graduate program. Current financial aid packages include full tuition support and a stipend. Outstanding applicants are automatically considered for departmental fellowship awards. No special application is required. Second-year MSE students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship that provides 80 percent tuition remission to eligible students.

Financial assistance for the Department’s graduate program comes from many sources outside the University, including research grants from federal agencies, grants from industries, corporations and foundations, and gifts from individual alumni and friends. Department sponsors are listed on this page. The Department acknowledges their valuable assistance.


Research Opportunities

Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate students at Hopkins participate in collaborative research programs with scientists and engineers at the Homewood campus, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and nearby government laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This research network provides students with the opportunity to conduct research and learn in an extraordinary array of state-of-the-art laboratories. Key areas of research include:

  • Biomolecular Engineering and Synthetic Biology
  • Self-Assembly and Soft Matter
  • Engineering for Precision Medicine
  • Nanomaterials for Energy, Catalysis, and Separations
  • Modeling in the Big Data Era


Leadership Teams


MSE Program Team                                                                              PhD Program Team


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