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Program at a Glance

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Engineering Badge

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering trains and prepares graduates for successful careers in research and development in the biomedical industry, in academia, and in government research laboratories and agencies. The PhD in Biomedical Engineering graduates will have the advanced ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and science to formulate and solve relevant biomedical engineering problems and conduct high-quality research at the interface of engineering and medicine, the ability to communicate scientific and technical research effectively in writing and oral presentations, and the ability to conduct independent cutting-edge research and contribute to the existing body of knowledge.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering is intended for students with a master's or a bachelor's degree in in Biomedical Engineering (BSBME), BS in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE), BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline.

The PhD in BME degree offers the following gateways into the program:

  • a PhD in BME for students with formal training in engineering or biomedical engineering who have earned an MS degree and are seeking higher level graduate education and research training.
  • a PhD in BME with a MSBME along-the-way to engineering students who are admitted into the PhD program with a BS in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please view the licensure disclosure for the Biomedical Engineering PhD program.

Program Tracks/Options

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1
July 1
January 15

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