University of Rochester

Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Biomedical Engineering - Doctorate


River Campus (mailing address): 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd., Rochester, NY 14627 River Campus (GPS/maps): 252 Elmwood Ave., Roche

Wilson Blvd

Rochester, NY 14642

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Biomedical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester brings together the technical expertise of our Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with the clinical experience of our University of Rochester Medical Center to establish a cooperative environment that fosters innovations in medicine and healthcare. The BME Department is in close physical proximity to our School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, our world-renowned Medical Center, and our internationally acclaimed Institute of Optics. The presence of these laboratories within close walking distance creates an exciting atmosphere that encourages collaborations across all fields. The University of Rochester Medical Center's new Strategic Plan includes a number of initiatives that involve current and future members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, including Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Imaging & Biomarkers, and Nanomedicine.

We offer MS, PhD and MD/PhD programs at the graduate level. As a world-class research institution with a commitment to education, we take pride in providing opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students to become involved in the research process. Students may participate in research in laboratories of one of the 17 primary faculty members in the department or one of the 40 additional faculty members who are affiliated with our graduate program. Research specialties include: Biomechanics, Biomedical Acoustics, Biomedical Nanotechnology, Biomedical Optics, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging, and Neuroengineering. Between the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Entrepreneurship, students have numerous opportunities to watch their medical discoveries move from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.

International Student Requirements:

All international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 250 for the computer-based test (CBT), 600 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 100 for the internet-based test (IBT), unless they are graduates of a U.S. undergraduate program.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 90

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1184.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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