Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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The University of Vermont offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the interdisciplinary Bioengineering Program. The program bridges faculty from the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) and College of Medicine (COM).


Bioengineering research at the University of Vermont focuses on the application of quantitative engineering analysis to the study of biological systems.

Learning outcomes

The goal of this program is the development and implementation of computational and experimental engineering approaches for describing, analyzing, and predicting the behavior of complex biological systems at multiple scales. 

We consider scales ranging from the molecular level to the cell, tissue, organ, organism, and population levels. Emphasis is placed on understanding how biochemical, biomechanical and/or other biophysical processes interact and influence emergent properties at these different levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biofluids 
  • Biomedical Measurements, Instrumentation and Systems 
  • Computational Fluids Engineering 
  • Mechanical Behaviors of Materials 
  • Composite Materials 
  • Advanced Dynamics 
  • Continuum Mechanics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students must apply to the Bioengineering PhD program through the UVM Graduate College. Three letters of reference are required. Letters from research advisors or supervisors are highly desirable, and should attest to the applicant's ability to work independently in an academic setting.
  •  Students entering the Bioengineering PhD program should have a degree in an appropriate field of study and should have demonstrated academic performance as measured by grades and satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Prior coursework in engineering, computational science, and/or the life sciences is highly desirable. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
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