Also offered as a Concurrent Degrees
The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida prepares students to contribute, both as individuals and as members of research teams, in this highly interdisciplinary field that combines engineering and medicine. Graduates are trained to solve complex problems in areas such as artificial organs, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors and instrumentation, computational modeling, drug development and targeting, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, prosthetic devices, and regenerative medicine. The doctoral major capitalizes on USF’s strong programs in Engineering and in the Health Sciences as well as affiliate institutions, including the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital, to develop and commercialize new technologies that spawn growth of biomedical companies throughout the region and catalyze scientific discoveries that lead to better health care and improved quality of life.
Students in the Major may choose to concentrate in one of several nationally-recognized areas of biomedical engineering strength at USF, including:
• Biomedical Imaging
• Cell and Tissue Engineering
• Molecular Medicine
• Drug and Gene Delivery
• Rehabilitation Engineering
Major Research Areas: neuroengineering, bioelectronics, cell and tissue engineering, molecular medicine, drug and gene discovery, and rehabilitation engineering
Applicants must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or equivalent, with a GPA of greater than 3.50 (out of a possible 4.00) based on official transcripts.
- GRE with preferred scores of:
- Quantitative > 75th percentile
- Verbal > 50th percentile
- Analytical Writing ≥ 4.0
- Statement of research interests and CV.
- Three (3) letters of reference.
Note: Admissions decisions are 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.