Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering

Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hours: 70

Doctor of Philosophy: Chemical Engineering

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Degree is a doctoral program designed to prepare you, as a practicing chemical engineer, to advance research, development and education for addressing national and global challenges towards a highly sustainable industrial-based focus on petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries.

Why Study Chemical Engineering at Lamar?

The program for the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Degree at Lamar University offers competitive scholarships and assistantships for you as a highly qualified student with research interests compatible with those of the chemical engineering faculty.

Because Lamar University is so conveniently located near industry in the area, you'll easily find a job after graduation. Chemical engineering encompasses multiple fields in several industries. With this degree, your career opportunities are nearly limitless.

Career Paths

Your Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lamar University could lead you into various leadership roles as a chemical engineer, or it could take you to a career as a consultant or educator. Your work will contribute to national and global solutions for energy sustainability and will advance research and development across your discipline. Chemical engineering is a broad-based discipline, with roots in chemistry, math, physics and biology. Most graduates move into jobs in the chemical industry, but this degree's interdisciplinary nature offers an array of career options.

Primary Careers

Chemical engineer, consultant, post-secondary educator

Career Areas

  • Petrochemicals
  • Fuels and energy
  • Process design
  • Safety and health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Paper/textile companies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government
  • Research labs

Meet the Faculty

Tracy Benson, Ph.D.Tracy Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor