Department Forms and Procedures

University of Colorado, Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program

In an effort to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies, we are sending information on our graduate program to top universities.


The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers an innovative graduate program and emphasizes the doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering and, as of 2018, a doctoral degree in Biological Engineering.  Our new biological engineering degree seeks to leverage the measurement, theory, and manipulation of biomolecules and biological systems for addressing the next challenges in our world. Recent advancements in imaging, data processing, and synthesis have enabled access to biological information previously limited to the imagination. Thus, modern biology serves as the foundation of this program for the development of new models, processes, and technologies to advance human needs.


We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 admissions and would be very grateful if you could make this information available to your undergraduate students and Faculty members. Additional information about our program can be found on our department’s website.  In exchange, we will gladly circulate information regarding your graduate program or other programs that may be of interest to undergraduate students and Faculty.


Also attached is a list of our CU-Boulder seniors interested in graduate school. Please feel free to reach out to these students directly.


Application fee waivers: Qualifying domestic PhD applicants will have their application fees automatically waived through December 15, 2023 if they meet the following qualifications. 1) U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, 2) Applicant is applying to Chemical Engineering PHD or Biological Engineering PHD at CU-Boulder, 3) Applying for Fall 2024 enrollment and 4) Applicant must have at least a 3.40 GPA from their accredited undergraduate institution.

We will also consider application fee waivers for international students on a case-by-case basis. Please see our website for additional information.


Fall 2024 Domestic Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Fall 2024 International Application Deadline: December 1, 2023


Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to developing a working relationship with you and your institution that will be beneficial for both of us.  Interested students may also contact our Graduate Program Manager, Dominique de Vangel, with any questions (


University of Colorado Boulder

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Degrees: Chemical Engineering-PhD, Biological Engineering-PhD


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