Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Biomedical Engineering Program in the School of Engineering offers advanced training leading to a doctoral degree. Through a cooperative agreement with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, students in the Biomedical Engineering Program may access courses and/or research opportunities at Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, which is located at and managed by VCU, coordinates degree offerings through the University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A minimum of 42 credit hours, exclusive of research credits, is generally required. A minimum of three years of study, including research, is necessary to complete all requirements. In order to advance to doctoral candidacy, the student must pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations. The written examination (s) is largely based on material covered in required course work and its application to theoretical and practical problems. The oral examination, which follows successful completion of the written examination(s), is administered to assess the ability of the student to integrate information and display an appropriate mastery of problem-solving capabilities.


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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