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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering



What will I learn?

Gain the advanced research skills and hands-on experience you need to engineer innovative medical solutions in the biomedical engineering Ph.D. program.

The biomedical engineering Ph.D. program fosters a community of scholars dedicated to scientific research and technology-based discoveries. Through advanced research opportunities in the five cluster areas listed below, Ph.D. students will gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges within medical and clinical environments and leave the program with the ability to apply a deep knowledge of engineering principles to create life-saving tools and technologies. This program is excellent preparation for those who want to pursue careers as faculty in academia or research scientists in industry.

The Stevens Advantage

The Stevens campus is located within a global hub of pharmaceutical, medical research and technology companies. Our faculty are active collaborators with many of New York’s leading medical centers and universities. Many of our students have sought and found career opportunities within New Jersey’s burgeoning medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Learn More About the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program

For more details about the biomedical engineering Ph.D. program, please see our Program Overview, as well as the Graduate Student Handbook. Currently enrolled students should visit the BME page on for additional information.

Research Areas

  • Pulmonary Biomechanics
  • Movement Biomechanics and Control Systems
  • Neural Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging.

Which department am I in?

Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (84 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$40,940.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2023


Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Edwin A. Stevens Hall (EAS),

24 5th Street,


New Jersey,

7030, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor’s degree (for direct Ph.D. program) or a master’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.3, from an accredited institution.

For international students

Students must have bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

English language proficiency students must score at least 74 on TOEFL iBT, 550 on TOEFL PBT, 6 on IELTS.

Application Deadlines: Fall: February 1; Spring: September 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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