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Biomedical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admissions Information

Applicants should identify a general area of research interest prior to submitting an application. The admissions committee considers areas of common interest among students and biomedical engineering faculty during the admissions process. You are encouraged to contact individual biomedical engineering faculty members, faculty members throughout the campus or email the BME office to discuss research interests.

Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have a strong undergraduate background in math and science. In general, we recommend applicants meet the following requirements:

Academic preparation

  • 2 semesters of biology or physiology
  • 2 semesters of physics or biophysics
  • 2 semesters of chemistry or biochemistry
  • Calculus (including differential equations)
  • Proficiency in at least one computer programming language

Admissions standards

  • GPA of 3.25
  • Combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE scores of 305 (1150 in old system)
  • Quantitative GRE scores of 156 (720 in old system)
  • Analytical GRE scores of 4/6 (3.5 in old system)
  • TOEFL scores of 550 (required for international students only)

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