The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research-based degree program involving a high level of training in advanced bioengineering. A dissertation consisting of original research in a specialty area within the bioengineering program is required.
A minimum of 42 credit hours is required for the completion of the PhD degree. No credits are given for dissertation research. A student entering the PhD program with a MS degree may apply up to 30 credits toward the required coursework, with the approval of the program director. A minimum of three years of graduate study is required and students typically complete all requirements within five years.