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Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (ARWU) , NY,
The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the Columbia University is a hands-on learning experience that integrates world-class research and advanced coursework at the cutting edge of biomedical engineering.

About

In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we make significant contributions in science and medicine that include new medical devices,  biomaterials, clinical methods, and insight into how living organisms function. 

Teaching methods

PhD candidates will work in close collaboration with prominent faculty and clinicians to develop interdisciplinary skills and become leaders in academia and industry. Columbia Biomedical Engineering provides unparalleled access to the nation’s top research hospitals and clinical collaborators at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, as well as the unique opportunity to live and study in the heart of New York City.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Facilities

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has been supported by grants obtained from NIH, NSF, DoT, DoD, New York State, numerous research foundations, and university funding. 

The extensive new facilities that have recently been added both at the Medical Center and Morningside campus include new teaching and research laboratories that provide students with unusual access to contemporary research equipment specially selected for its relevance to biomedical engineering.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have a master’s degree or equivalent.
  • All applicants are expected to have earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other science, and are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE – general test only).
  •  Students who earned their bachelor’s degree in a country where English is not the dominant language will be required to take the TOFEL.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Students admitted to the graduate program are eligible for merit-based financial aid. Research assistantships are provided to all students admitted into the doctoral program, and they provide a yearly stipend of approximately $25,500 along with tuition wavier. However, all graduate students (and applicants) are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding and fellowships. 

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