Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

_JZ19906Many biomedical engineers, particularly those in research labs, need a graduate degree. The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Engineering provides students and practicing engineers with the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed.

Our program has three objectives:

1) to provide highly trained professionals to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research labs and manufacturing and service industries

2) to provide minority students a great opportunity for advanced graduate studies

3) to supply additional minority graduates to the Biomedical Engineering field, where they are highly underrepresented

Areas of Specialization

The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering prepares graduates for academic, clinical or industrial research and development in one or more of three cluster areas of specialization:

  • Basic Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems
  • Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems
  • Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology

These three areas are served by technological advancements in:

  • Bio-imaging, bio-signal processing and computational modeling
  • Bio-instrumentation, devices and sensors
  • Biomaterials and bio-nano technology
  • Cellular and tissue engineering

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Degree Requirements

The PhD program requires 90 credits beyond a BS degree: A minimum of Twenty-seven (27) credit hours coursework and a minimum of 24 credits of dissertation. Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, or closely related field, from an accredited institution may be given a maximum of 30 transferred credit hours.

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For PhD Program Advising Contact:

Graduate Program Director
Shuliang Jiao, PhD
phone: 305-348-4984