Graduate Program Overview


We thank you for your interest in the graduate program in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at Tulane University. Currently, the department consists of 10 research active faculty members, each with unique backgrounds and research interests and 40 graduate students from all around the world including India, China, Germany, Colombia, and USA. Our program is committed to offer graduate students a high level of education as well as the opportunity to perform highly diverse and interdisciplinary research under the close mentorship of our faculty members.

Graduate students have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art research equipment, including imaging, spectroscopy and computational equipment, which have enabled quality research and publications in high impact research journals.

What to expect as a graduate student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at Tulane?

  • Ph.D. candidates receive a competitive yearly stipend of $24,500 that increases following successful completion of candidacy
  • US citizens are considered for a Louisiana Board of Regents fellowship (up to $30,000/yr for 4 years)

  • Tuition fees are waived for students supported as research or teaching assistants

  • Heath insurance is subsidized by the department

  • Ph.D. candidates are matched to a research advisor at the end of their first semester

  • Ph.D. candidates take courses and carry out research during the duration of their studies, which varies between 4 to 5 years.

  • Relatively small research groups with individualized attention to the progress of each student

  • Exposure to a wide range of experimental and simulation techniques

  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary work

  • Opportunities to publish and present research results at national meetings

  • Collaborations with nationals labs and industry

In addition to obtaining a high level of education, our graduate students also take advantage of what the city has to offer. Situated in New Orleans, Tulane University is in close proximity to the famous French Quarter, which offers some of the best cuisine in the country and is world-renowned in entertainment and performing arts.


The Department seeks to recruit the most talented students to its graduate program. Full financial aid (tuition + a stipend) is given to all students admitted to the Doctoral Program. Highly qualified undergraduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are encouraged to write to the Graduate Coordinator.

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