Post-BS PhD Program

Students coming straight from a BS degree to PhD Program must take at least eight structured courses (32 credits). Students also get credit for research, and must have a total of at least 64 credits to graduate.

Required Coursework

  • BE 605: Molecular Bioengineering
  • BE 606: Quantitative Physiology for Engineers
  • BE 790: Biomedical Engineering Seminar
  • BE 791: BME PhD Laboratory Rotation System
  • BE 792: Literature Review
  • Math Requirement from approved list
  • BE 801 and BE 802 Teaching Practicums
  • Three BE graduate-level electives
  • Two graduate-level technical electives
  • Research credits (minimum 12; technical electives can substitute for remaining credits)

In addition to credit requirements, each student must:

  • successfully pass the oral qualifier exam
  • successfully propose and defend an original body of dissertation work

Application and Deadlines

PhD candidates must complete an online application (http://www.bu.edu/eng/admissions/grad/apply/), provide GRE scores, two letters of reference, a resume, and a statement of purpose (essay). Applications are due by December 15th for both domestic and international students.

Any inquiries related to applications and/or receipt of supplemental application materials should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office via email or at (617) 353-9760.

For additional information about the PhD program, contact Christen Bailey (christen@bu.edu).