College of Engineering

Ph.D. In Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. In Biomedical Engineering

The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

The educational goals of this program are founded on the belief that the basic scientific approach is critical to the fundamental understanding of human health and the treatment of disease.

Program Information

Why pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering?

Interfacing Engineering/Science with Medicine
Multidisciplinary
Cutting-edge technology with translational research

Research Taking Place in the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering Program

Multidisciplinary research is mostly translational, with applications in medicine. Current students in the program perform research on biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioimaging, with applications in orthopedics, cardiovascular, or neurology.

Examples of current research areas of focus are tissue engineering and drug deliveries for bone and cardiovascular applications, Brain MRI, bone mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, dental materials, biosensors, cellular engineering, and tissue-implant interfaces.

Funding Opportunities

Course Scheduling and Offerings

All Biomedical Engineering courses are offered during the day.

Career Options Available for a Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Graduate

Ph.D. students have the option to continue their training as a post-doc for a year or 2 after completion of the program before seeking a faculty position in an academic institution. Other students may apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.

Graduates from our MS program have the option to apply to PhD programs in BME or to the medical school. Like the PhD students, the MS students may also apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Deadlines

For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog.

  • Specific Degree Requirements: N/A
  • Graduate Studies Application: Yes
  • Department Application: No
  • Test Scores: General GRE required
  • Resume or CV: Yes
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 L/R required
  • Statement of Purpose: Yes
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 550 paper/79 internet

Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.