Ph.D.-Biomedical Engineering; PhD/MD (with University of Chicago)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering confers a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering (Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering). Currently, ten faculty members hold tenuretrack positions in the department. Several departments at IIT contribute courses and faculty to the graduate program: Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering; the Institute of Psychology; and the Center for Ethics in the Professions.
An M.D./Ph.D. program is in place whereby students with engineering backgrounds can receive a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at IIT and an M.D. from the University of Chicago. Qualified students are admitted to the MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) at the University of Chicago and subsequently apply to the Department of Biomedical Engineering for their Ph.D. studies.
This degree is awarded in recognition of a high level of mastery in subject matter and a significant original research contribution in biomedical engineering. The Ph.D. recipient will be capable of a continuing effort toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and other scholarly activities and may pursue a career in a medical, an industrial or an academic environment.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission