Graduate Admissions


Applicants can apply for admission through the UCLA Graduate Division website.     Direct Link to Application

The Department Deadline for Fall 2017 applicants is December 31, 2016 and all references, transcripts, documents, and scores must be uploaded by Dec 31, 2016, NO EXCEPTIONS.   (Disregard Jan 15 Deadline).    You are required to have your school mail or e-mail electronically your Official undergrad/grad Transcript to department order in to be accepted into the program.  There are no formatting requirements and only late References can be e-mailed directly to department.             Admission FAQs website         Information for International applicants

In your admission application you will have only two choices, PhD or MS.  If you select MS you will be automatically admitted as a Thesis Masters student.  In the Thesis Masters you can select from our core research areas, Biomolecular Engineering, Energy and the Environment, Nano-Engineering, Process Systems Engineering and Semiconductor Manufacturing.  If you are interested in the Masters Degree in Semiconductor Manufacturing you would still select MS, contact Prof. Jane Chang and include your interest in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Program in your statement of purpose essay.

Applicants to the graduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering must meet the requirements of the UCLA Graduate Division, and take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Send scores to Institution Code 4837 and Department Code 1001.                                                                        Mail official transcript to UCLA/Chemical Engineering, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1592.

In addition to meeting the requirement of the Graduate Division, applicants are required to take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Applicants not having adequate preparation may be admitted provisionally and may be required to undertake certain remedial coursework, which would not be applicable towards the degree.  On arrival at UCLA, an adviser helps the student plan a program, which can remedy any deficiencies.  Our yearly average enrollment  is 30 students.

PhD candidates are fully supported by department.  MS candidates are self-supported.


Each department in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has a faculty graduate adviser.  A current list of graduate advisers can be obtained from the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, 6246 Boelter Hall,.

Students are assigned a faculty research adviser upon admission to the School.  The department will consider changing an adviser upon written request from the student in consultation with the faculty graduate adviser.

Provisionally admitted students meet with the faculty graduate adviser upon matriculation to plan a course of study to remedy any deficiencies.

During the second quarter in residence, students should arrange an appointment as early as possible with their faculty research adviser to plan the proposed program of study toward degree.  Continuing students are required to confer with their research adviser during the time of enrollment each quarter so that progress can be assessed and the study list approved.

Based on the quarterly transcripts, student records are reviewed at the end of each quarter by the departmental faculty graduate adviser and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  Special attention is given if students were admitted provisionally, or are on probation.  If their progress is unsatisfactory, students are informed of this in writing by the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

Students who receive teaching or research assistantships must receive approval from their research adviser or the departmental faculty graduate adviser to add or drop courses.

Students are strongly urged to consult with the Student Affairs Officer and/or the Office of Academic and Student Affairs regarding procedures, requirements and implementation of the policies.  In particular, advice should be sought on advancement to candidacy, on the procedures for taking examination and on the use of the Filing Fee.

See the M.S. and Ph.D. Degree Requirements pages for additional information on the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate program at UCLA.