Applying for Admission
Who Should Apply
Bioengineering Ph.D. students undertake a program of research and coursework that prepares them for careers in industry or academic research. The program is research focused, and is intended for individuals who have a desire to pursue biomedical research or to be technology leaders in industry. If you are self-motivated, respond positively to challenges, and are inquisitive, then a Ph.D. may be what you are looking for.
Applicants to the program should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, such as the biological or physical sciences. Students with an undergraduate degree in biology should have at least one year of college level calculus and physics. Students in the physical sciences and mathematics with specific interests in biological systems are similarly welcome to apply. A masters degree is not required, and undergraduates should apply directly to the Ph.D. program.
The GRE general test is required. There is no minimum score, but successful applicants generally score higher than 725 on the mathematics portion of the test. Undergraduate GPA and letters of recommendation play a major role in the selection. All letters should come from faculty members who can judge your academic potential. Applications should be submitted directly to the Graduate School, but applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members directly in order to determine if the program offers research opportunities that are well aligned with your interests.