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Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in BME is a research degree that is intended to provide the graduate with the breadth and depth of knowledge in one area of specialization within BME, as well as the scientific research training needed for successful careers in academia, biomedical industry, or government. 
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The research training process begins with the student working closely with his or her Dissertation Director and participating in his or her research program. Building on these experiences, the student begins to conduct independent research that eventually leads to an original contribution to the BME field.

 The strength and efficacy of the training process depend to a large extent on the direct interactions of the student with his or her Dissertation Director and on the time the student spends in the laboratory working on his or her research. The importance of this research training to a PhD degree in BME is underscored in the following learning objectives that were developed to evaluate the efficacy of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering. 

  • Conduct independent research that reflects an original contribution to BME.• Demonstrate technical proficiency in at least one area of BME.
  •  Recognize the need to apply ethical principles in conducting research.
  •  Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning by participating in local and national professional development activities on a continuing basis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  •  Biomedical Imaging
  •  Rehabilitation Bioengineering
  •  Bioinstrumentation
  •  Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  •  Biomechanics
  • Cellular and Molecular Engineering

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A $50 application fee is required for all applications submitted. 
  • Transcripts
  • Test Score
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1130 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1130 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1130 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1130 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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