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Bioengineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Ph.D. students must complete independent research and advance the state of knowledge in the field. Completion of the research requirement is demonstrated by publishing three (or more) peer-reviewed publications as first author, as approved by the research supervisory committee.

Students must meet the requirements specified by the University of Utah Graduate School and the College of Engineering. In addition, students must complete the following requirements to be eligible for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

After satisfactorily completing the core curriculum, students who plan to pursue an M.S. and/or Ph.D. degree enroll in advanced courses designed to enhance their knowledge in specific research areas. To help students select suitable courses, model program of studies have been developed which represent research strength in the following research tracks:

  • bioInnovate
  • BioInstrumentation
  • Biomaterials and Therapeutics
  • Biomechanics
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Biophysics
  • Computational Systems and Synthetic Bioengineering
  • Neural Interfaces
  • Imaging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salt Lake City

  • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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