60 months
2170 USD/credit 26040 USD/year
2170 USD/credit 26040 USD/year
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The goal of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami is to train students for independent research and innovation in biomedical engineering. The program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in academia, industrial research and development, or government (FDA, US Patent Office)


PhD students conduct research at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and at clinical departments and research centers at the School of Medicine, including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Diabetes Research Institute, the University of Miami Ear Institute, Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, the Departments of Pathology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, and the Miami Veterans Administration Research Service. Many of our doctoral students work closely with physicians to develop and investigate new therapies, devices, and technologies that address real-world clinical problems.

Student Biomedical Engineering Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced ability to apply knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering to formulate and solve relevant biomedical engineering problems and conduct research.
  • An ability to communicate the scientific and technical research effectively in writing and oral presentations.
  • Ability to conduct independent research and contribute to existing knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
  • Human Physiology for Engineers
  • Neurophysiology for Engineers
  • Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language
  • Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study.
  • Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations. Translations supplement, but do not replace, the official documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    26040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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