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Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering is designed to be completed in four to five years, including summers, of full-time study beyond the Bachelor of Science degree. Sixty units of credit beyond the B.S., with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for the Ph.D. degree. Ph.D. candidates must pass a screening exam at the end of their first year, a qualifying exam when they begin their dissertation research, and an oral defense of their dissertation at the end of the program. There are three areas of specialty in the program: Bio-systems and Signals, Device and Diagnostic Technologies, and Neuroengineering.

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