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Biomedical and Chemical Engineering PhD

Rochester Institute of Technology
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Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
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Program description

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering PhD

The biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program provides you with the knowledge, training, and expertise to tackle important problems in industry, academia, government, and health care.

In the biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program you will complete a number of classes in your first two years of study, including foundational courses with other engineering doctorate students, discipline-specific courses within biomedical and chemical engineering, and elective courses you select with your research advisor. You will complete a research thesis project with your faculty advisor in their lab and may have the opportunity to complete a complementary industrial co-op or internship. You will graduate from the program as a highly skilled researcher who is well positioned to be a leader in the next generation of engineers who will help tackle the challenging and complex problems facing our society.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in engineering. Other degrees may also be accepted, but students may be required to take bridge courses. Please contact the program director for more information.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) for all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit scores from the GRE.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose for Research.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae highlighting educational background and experiences.
  • Submit at least two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation. Letters for doctoral candidates must be confidential and must be submitted directly from the referee to RIT.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 7.0 is required.

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Program content

First Year

  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • Translating Discovery into Practice
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Graduate Research

Second Year

  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Graduate Research

Third Year

  • Dissertation and Research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, kindly visit our university website.

Tuition fees

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About this institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a privately endowed, coeducational university made up of more than 19,000 students and from all 50 states and over 100 nations.  RIT’s main campus is located in Rochester, NY, USA, which is approximately 350...

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Why study at Rochester Institute of Technology

You should consider RIT for your graduate study because: it has cutting-edge academic programs, outstanding faculty, and first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities; offers unmatched experiential education programs including co-op; has an excellent reputation and rankings; offers generous financial aid to graduate students; delivers a high return on investment; has an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus; provides a diverse student population, and makes a well-connected network of 135,000 alumni available to graduates.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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