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Illinois Institute Of Technology

Armour College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering


10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 203
Chicago, IL  60616
United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

Ph.D.-Biomedical Engineering; PhD/MD (with University of Chicago)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligibility Requirements:

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA: 3.2/4.0

GRE score minimum: 1200 (quantitative + verbal), 3.0 (analytical writing)

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL minimum (if required): 550/213/80 (paper based/ computer based/ internet based)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive

Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999