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Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering


The objective of the PhD in biomedical engineering program is to produce graduates who can identify future applications in the field, analyze current technology capability and synthesize new solutions that extend the state of the art in biomedical applications. Combined expertise in electrical, mechanical and materials engineering, coupled to life sciences platforms will allow graduates to create new tools, processes and implementations that provide solutions to more complex medical and health-related problems. Graduates will have the ability to evaluate difficult life sciences-related issues and create solutions of the future.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Biomedical Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences

GPA: Minimum 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Jim Shivers
Academic Support Coordinator

Claire Troy
Graduate Program Coordinator

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, EC39
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ECSS3.202

Possible Careers

Professor, research and development engineer in areas such as bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue engineering or rehabilitation engineering, consulting engineer in the public and private sector

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.