Ph.D. Program in BME


The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Biomedical Engineering.  The goal of the doctoral program is to develop creative and productive researchers who are skilled scientific collaborators and admirable professionals. The program provides research opportunities conducted in an environment of collaboration among engineers, biological scientists, and health care professionals from both CCNY and some of the premier medical institutions in New York City.   

How Does BME at City College (CUNY) Stack Up?

If you would like to see how the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program at City College / CUNY ranks among other programs in the nation, you should use the data compiled by The National Research Council (NRC) and the very recent rankings that the NRC has generated.  The NRC rankings are revised every 10 years and are generally considered to be the gold standard of national ranking systems.  The NRC rankings take into account detailed quantitative measures of faculty productivity, student achievements, financial support for students, peer recognition, diversity and many other criteria.  If you click on the website below you will gain access to the NRC rankings and you will be able to select and weight the factors that are most important to you. Our department can be found under “City U. of New York Graduate Center

BME PhD Highlights

  • Incredibly research oriented instruction (only 12 courses, most time in the lab)
  • Highly ranked (7th in research by the NRC)  
  • Well-funded research labs
  • Access to 1st class research equipment (nano-fabrication,  2 photon imaging, MRI, micro CT, confocal microscopy and more)
  • Collaborative, collegial, diverse faculty and student population
  • Full financial support for all PhD students ($41,000 annual) plus tuition and health. 

Last Updated: 01/29/2023 18:29