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Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD in Chemical Engineering

35 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
$98,743 Average Salary

The main focus area for this major is Chemical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Chemical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the doctor’s degree program in chem eng, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Chem Eng from MIT Cost?

$56,719 Average Tuition and Fees

MIT Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at MIT was $860 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In StateOut of State

How Much Can You Make With a PhD in Chem Eng From MIT?

$98,743 Average Salary
Average Earnings Boost

chem eng who receive their doctor’s degree from MIT make an average of $98,743 a year during the early days of their career. That is about the same as the national average of $0.


Does MIT Offer an Online PhD in Chem Eng?

Online degrees for the MIT chem eng doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the MIT Online Learning page.

MIT Doctorate Student Diversity for Chem Eng

35 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
34.3% Women
22.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 35 students received their doctor’s degree in chem eng. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 34.3% of the chem eng students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 30.3%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in chem eng at MIT in 2019-2020, 22.9% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 15%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino1
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students11
Other Races/Ethnicities3

PhD in Chem Eng Focus Areas at MIT

Chemical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
Chemical Engineering35

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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