Graduate Study
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Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Curriculum & Requirements

PhD Cirriculum Overview

Students entering with a BS degree

Students entering the Department of Biomedical Engineering with a bachelor of science must complete a minimum of 12 courses. Students should work with their primary adviser to ensure that the plan of study is sufficient for meeting all specified competencies. All courses used to meet the minimum requirements must be for a letter grade and none can be a 499 (research credit).

Required Courses

All PhD students must take the following courses:

Recommended Professional Skills

The following professional skills are recommended for all students but not required:

  • Public Speaking- The Graduate School (TGS) offers public speaking workshops throughout the year. Students are strongly encouraged to participate prior to taking the oral qualifying exam.
  • Grant Writing- TGS offers grant writing workshops throughout the year. Students are strongly encouraged to participate prior to taking the oral qualifying exam.

Students entering with an MS, MSTP, or PhD/DPT

The requirements for students entering with an MS or PhD/DPT are different then the requirements for students entering with an MSTP.

MS or PhD/DPT

Students entering with an MS or a PHD/DPT must take a minimum of nine 300 or 400-level graduate courses for a letter grade. One of these may be a 499 (research credit). All of these courses must be science, engineering or mathematics courses.

MSTP

Students entering with an MSTP must take a total of at least six 300 or 400-level graduate courses for a letter grade. None of these may be a 499 (research credit). All of these courses must be science, engineering or mathematics courses.