Post-MS PhD Program
Students with a Master’s degree are required to take a total of 32 credits (structured courses plus research).
- 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
- Two graduate-level electives (at least one BE)
- Research Credits (one additional technical elective can substitute for some research credits)
Students may petition to count as many as three of these five courses from previous coursework, by showing that the previous courses were substantially equivalent to offerings from BU. Students who receive such credit can meet the overall requirement for 32 credits through research credits. In addition to credit requirements, each student must:
- successfully pass the oral qualifier exam
- serve as a teaching fellow for two semesters
- 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 January 15th (December 15th for international students).
Any inquiries about the receival of supplemental application materials should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office via email or at (617) 353-9760.
For more information, contact Christen Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org).