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Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. Degree Requirements


To complete the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical engineering program, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of 48 credits of approved coursework. A minimum 3.3 grade point average in five core BME courses. must be achieved before scheduling the First (Qualifying) Examination.
  2. Satisfactory completion of the First (Qualifying) Examination, which is a presentation of the dissertation research area that highlights key problems in the field.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the Second Examination, which is a defense of the research proposal.
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Final Examination, which is a defense of the Ph.D. dissertation.

The detailed expectations for each of these requirements are available, as well as detailed BME graduate course descriptions.