Doctoral Program Resources

about the PhD in Biomedical Engineering 

The PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida prepares individuals to contribute in this highly interdisciplinary field both as individuals and as members of interdisciplinary teams.

Graduates are prepared to solve complex problems in areas such as: diagnostic instrumentation, artificial organs, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation, health care system design and operations, biomechanics, biomaterials, imaging, neuroengineering, tissue engineering, and cellular‐level drug delivery, among others.

The doctoral major capitalizes on USF's strong programs in Engineering and in the Health Sciences as well as the contiguously located H. Lee. Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital.

Admissions Information

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

Successful applicants to the Ph.D. degree program in biomedical engineering will typically have presented the following preferred qualifications:

  • GRE required with preferred scores:
    • Verbal >50% percentile
    • Quantitative > 75th percentile
    • Analytical Writing > 4.0.
      • The GRE is required, except for engineering students who have graduated from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • An undergraduate GPA of >3.50 (out of a possible 4.00) based on official transcripts.
  • Completion of a Master's degree in biomedical engineering or a related field.
  • Evidence of sustained interest in biomedical engineering.
  • A statement of purpose and CV.
  • Three (3) Letters of recommendation.

Note: Admissions decisions will be 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.

PhD Curriculum

The Graduate Catalog is the definitive source of curriculum and requirements for USF students. Please refer to the catalog for full degree program details and policies for the Biomedical Engineering major.

BME Graduate Catalog Details