Biomedical Engineering

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The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering faculty offer a graduate program leading to the PhD in biomedical engineering.

Areas of study include:

  • biomaterials, biosensors, biomarkers and biomimetic materials
  • biomedical imaging
  • molecular, cellular and tissue engineering
  • neural and rehabilitation engineering
  • synthetic and systems biology

The doctoral degree in biomedical engineering is conferred upon evidence of excellence in research resulting in a scholarly dissertation that is a contribution to knowledge.

84 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation

Required Bioengineering Courses

Doctoral students are required to complete six credits from each of the following three areas (at least 18 credits):

  • BME graduate courses (BME prefix) (6)
  • life science/biology graduate courses (6)
  • quantitative math or engineering (6)

Students must also complete BME 780 Teaching Practicum (3).

  • Up to six credits of the required biomedical engineering courses and technical electives combined may be at the 400 level.

Technical Electives

No fewer than nine semester hours of course work (as determined by the student's supervisory committee) must be selected from the list of 400- to 700-level courses that are not selected as required BME courses.


  • BME 792 Research (37)
  • BME 799 Dissertation (12)


  • BME 591 (5)

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the graduate program, applicants must submit the following:

  1. an online graduate admission application
  2. official GRE scores
  3. a statement of purpose
  4. resume or curriculum vitae
  5. three letters of recommendation
  6. proof of English proficiency*

*An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of the Division of Graduate Education and those of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Please view the School of Biological and Health Systems admissions checklist on the Arizona State University website for specific admission procedures and deadlines.

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