Graduate Degree - Biomedical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy

Biomedical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy
Program Code:
8077 Biomedical Engineering
Program Level:
Award Type:
Doctor of Philosophy
Start Term:
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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College of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Study
Biomedical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering prepares graduates to review technical literature related to a biomedical engineering research problem and communicate those results through oral presentations and written publications.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.


For admission to the doctoral degree in biomedical engineering on regular status, the student must:
  1. have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or related field;
  2. have a grade-point average that would indicate success in graduate study.
Applicants who are admitted without a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering may be required to complete collateral course work to make up deficiencies. Collateral course work will not count towards the fulfillment of degree requirements.

International applicants are required to submit their scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The doctoral degree program in biomedical engineering program of study is selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and the graduate program director. A minimum of 22 credits of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree is required in addition to doctoral dissertation research. No more than 6 credits of 400-level courses may be counted towards the degree requirements.

Student’s must complete the following:
  1. All of the following core courses:
    BME    803    Research Methods        3
    BME    841    Translational Innovations Laboratory        3
    BME    892    Biomedical Engineering Seminar        1
  2. Complete 24 credits of BME 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.
  3. Successful completion of a dissertation and final oral examination in defense of the dissertation.