Highly Interdisciplinary, Research-Focused Programs
Customize a master’s or doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, and concentrate on your interests within the department’s research focus areas, such as artificial hearts, biomedical imaging, and molecular and cellular biomechanics. Collaborate with faculty from numerous departments in the colleges of medicine, engineering, and arts and sciences.
Follow links on this page to the UA Graduate College for BME grad program requirements. Additionally, the University of Arizona BME Graduate Student Handbook expands on degree requirements and expectations.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
- Highly relevant, interdisciplinary research
- Flexible coursework for specialization
- Clinical and industrial internships
- Opportunities for teaching
- Admission directly after bachelor’s or master’s degree
Minor in Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D. Students Only)
The Graduate College requires all Ph.D. students to complete a "minor" program of study. Ph.D. candidates in the disciplines other than BME may select a minor in BME.
- Life Science majors: 9 units total - 6 units selected from BME core courses (BME 510, 511, 516, 517, 520, 561, 566, 577, 581B, 586) and 3 units from graduate BME courses in general. No non-traditional classroom experiences (rotations, independent study, internship, seminar, etc.) may be included in these 9 units.
- Engineering and Imaging majors: 9 units total – 6 units from BME core courses (BME 510, 511, 516, 517, 520, 561, 566, 577, 581B, 586; 3 units should be either BME 510 or 511) and 3 units from graduate BME courses in general. No non-traditional classroom experience (rotations, independent study, internship, seminar, etc.) may be included in these 9 units.
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
- Research-focused program
- Lab rotations
- Teaching experience
- No minor requirement
- Accelerated option for UA undergraduates