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Also offered as a Concurrent Degree
Department: Medical Engineering
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The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida prepares individuals to contribute in this highly interdisciplinary field both as individuals and as members of interdisciplinary teams. Graduates are prepared to solve complex problems in areas such as diagnostic instrumentation, artificial organs, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation, and health care system design and operations, biomechanics, biomaterials, imaging, neuroengineering, tissue engineering, sensors, cellular‐level drug delivery. The doctoral major capitalizes on USF’s strong programs in Engineering and in the Health Sciences as well as the contiguously located H. Lee. Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital.
Students in the Major may choose to concentrate in one of several nationally recognized areas of Biomedical Engineering strength at USF including:
- Medical Imaging
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Biomechanics and Biomaterials
- Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
- Drug and Gene Delivery
The Biomedical Engineering Program at USF provides students with an integrated knowledge of engineering, biomedical science and other appropriate disciplines to allow participation in and advancement of the interdisciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering. The major also facilitates biomedical engineering research at USF through interactions with USF faculty and with industry and other health care institutions and catalyzes the growth of biomedical product companies throughout the region by the development, dissemination, and commercialization of new biomedical technologies. Overall, the major strives to develop and promote technologies and processes that will lead to better health care and improved quality of life.
Major Research Areas: Neuroengineering, biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, sensors, cellular-level drug delivery, and rehabilitation engineering and tissue engineering
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
Successful applicants to the Ph.D. degree program in biomedical engineering will typically have presented the following preferred qualifications:
- GRE required with preferred scores: Verbal greater than 50% percentile and Quantitative greater than 75th percentile and Analytical Writing greater than 4.0.
- An undergraduate GPA of greater than 3.50 (out of a possible 4.00) based on official transcripts.
- Completion of a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering or a related field.
- Evidence of sustained interest in biomedical engineering.
- A statement of purpose and CV.
- Three (3) Letters of recommendation.
Note: Admissions decisions will be made using multiple measures indicated above. We strongly encourage applicants to contact specific faculty conducting research related to the student’s interests. Such direct contact with individual faculty members can greatly strengthen an application.