The PhD in Biomedical Engineering is a Purdue University degree program administered through Indiana University on the campus of IUPUI. Upon successful completion of the academic and research requirements of the program, graduates are awarded a Purdue University degree for work completed on the Indianapolis campus.Typical applicants to the program have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in an engineering discipline. Outstanding students with degrees in related fields such as physics, chemistry, neuroscience, and biology may also be admitted to the program with the expectation that the background coursework in engineering and/or mathematics be addressed prior to admission or early in their plan of study.
The PhD in Biomedical Engineering degree program consists of 90 graduate level credit hours (including 60 research credit hours). Successful applicants with a Master's degree can petition to apply up to 21 credit hours of their graduate coursework and 9 credit hours of their master's thesis research hours towards their degree.