Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

The doctoral program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is a research-intensive program designed to prepare engineers to enter careers in industry, government, or academia. A custom coursework plan is created for each student based on their goals, interests, and current expertise and knowledge to best prepare them for their desired career path. Many people with doctorate degrees teach at the college level and/or conduct research. A PhD can also offer a variety of research and development-oriented opportunities in the public or private sector.

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree shall be the candidate’s grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and authoritatively in both oral and written form. The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence and technical requirements, although these requirements must be met.

Students may enter this program with a master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or an equivalent field. (If the degree is not in engineering, leveling courses may be required.) 

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program