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Graduate Program

Doctoral Program

Core Courses – Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
Course Course Name Brief Description
Fall
BME 250 Principles of Biomedical Engineering The role of biomedical engineering in the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
BME 141 Analytical Tools of Biomedical Engineering Statistical methods of data analysis with emphasis upon biomedical applications.
Spring
BME 162 Molecular Biotechnology Overview of key aspects of molecular biology and engineering aspects of biotechnology. Lecture topics include molecular biology, recombinant DNA techniques, immunology, cell biology, protein purification, fermentation, cell culture, combinatorial methods, bioethics, and bioinformatics

Other requirements for the doctoral program include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy with prior BS degree
    • The 3 core courses (listed above)
    • 5 graduate elective courses
    • BME 299 original research presentation course
    • Qualifying exam
    • Thesis (research committee meetings and thesis defense)
    • 2 semesters teaching assistant experience
    • Attendance at Graduate Seminar and participation as presenter for 4 semesters
  • Doctor of Philosophy with prior relevant graduate degree such as MS or MD
    • The 3 core courses (listed above)
    • One graduate elective course
    • BME 299 original research presentation course
    • Qualifying exam
    • Thesis (research committee meetings and thesis defense)
    • 2 semesters teaching assistant experience
    • Attendance at Graduate Seminar and participation as presenter for 4 semesters
    • Additional program details are provided in the Graduate Handbook which is revised at the beginning of each academic year

Additional program details are provided in the Graduate Handbook which is revised at the beginning of each academic year.