The Doctor of Philosophy Program prepares students for bioengineering careers in industry, government, or academia.
Starting with the core curriculum, students master the core competencies of bioengineering before progressing onto highly individualized training plans that feature elective course work with research dissertation, clinical experience, or industry internship options.
Students complete the degree (66 credit hours) in three to five years of fulltime study.
Core: 21 credit hours
Electives: 15 credit hours
Dissertation: 30 credit hours
Are you interested in performing original research? This track
emphasizes traditional research opportunities with a focus on scientific
discovery. It is designed for students interested in pursuing research
careers in academia or industry.
Are you interested in translating
engineering concepts into clinically useful tools, diagnostics,
treatments, devices, or research methods? This track highlights our
affiliation with the School of Medicine. It is designed for students
interested in academic or industry research as well as students
interested in careers in regulatory agencies.
Are you interested
in developing new biomedical devices and learning the process by which
an idea progresses from inspiration to clinical use? This track
emphasizes highly nontraditional work with its primary goal to
commercialize novel biomedical technology, device, or application
developed by the student. It is designed for students interested in
starting up biomedical technology.
The MD-PhD degree is available for students concurrently enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the School of Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Students complete the PhD degree (66 credits) in five years of fulltime study. Please contact us for advising.