PhD students become leaders within the biomedical engineering community after graduation.PhD students become leaders within the biomedical engineering community after graduation.

Graduate Study
Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

The PhD program emphasizes advanced coursework, hands-on teaching experience, and world class research at the forefront of the broad disciplines of biomedical engineering. Students are trained to become leaders in research and development in industrial and university settings.

Students in the biomedical engineering doctoral program study equal portions of engineering, life sciences, and mathematics.

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Career Paths

The purpose of Northwestern University's doctoral degree program in biomedical engineering is to produce graduates who are qualified to fill:

  • Research and development positions at the highest levels in private industry and in government laboratories
  • Teaching positions in this field at universities
  • The staffs of universities, hospitals or companies to perform and direct original research

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