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Department of Bioengineering


PhD Bioengineering

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


Basic Research: Dissertation
Clinical Applications: Independent Study
Entrepreneurship: Internship

MD-PhD Bioengineering

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.