Ph.D. On Campus


Colorado State University

30858 USD/year
30858 USD/year
15130 USD/year
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As a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at Colorado State University, your original research will be guided by your advisor and contribute to the knowledge base in the scientific community.


You may be involved in the design and regulatory approval of advanced medical technologies, as well as the manufacturing of health care products. Funding opportunities include research or teaching assistantships and fellowships. Lab rotations, funded as graduate research assistantships, are available for top Ph.D. candidates and offer a one-year opportunity for students to rotate through research labs within the School of Biomedical Engineering to find the ideal match of research project and advisor for their dissertation research.

The Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Colorado State University curriculum includes core courses in advanced mathematics and statistics, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology, as well as technical electives chosen from numerous engineering and life science courses. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility and support your research specialty. You will also be required to complete a Ph.D. qualifying process, present your research plan in a preliminary exam, and defend your completed research in a final exam/dissertation defense.

Strengths of the program include:

  • Opportunities to develop major advances in the health care field
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty from over a dozen departments
  • Practical and academic experience with regulatory issues and approval processes with animal and human subjects
  • Conducting research in state-of-the-art facilities, including the nationally renowned Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Community of innovators on the cutting edge of research in cancer, orthopaedics, cardiovascular disease, nanotechnology, biosensors, and more

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomolecular Tools for Engineers
  • Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology: Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques
  • Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology: Immunochemical Techniques
  • Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology: Radiation Cytogenetics
  • Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology: Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
  • Bioengineering

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required
  • For full consideration into any of the School of Biomedical Engineering graduate programs, applicants must have completed Calculus 1, 2, and 3, Physics 1 and 2 (calculus-base preferred), Ordinary Differential Equations, a semester of Life Science, and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Tuition Fee

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    15130 USD/year
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Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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