PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering

The doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers is primarily a research-oriented degree for students showing promise for original contributions to the fundamental understanding of biomedical engineering and its applications. The degree is a virtual requirement for those who intend to join academia, as well as for those planning on a research career. 

At Rutgers, we offer two programs for our PhD students--the traditional PhD as well as a MD/PhD program--both in conjunction with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Robert Wood Johnson. For more information on either program, follow the links on the pane to the left.

Rutgers BME also offers a PhD training program in biotechnology, one of a select group of programs throughout the country funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). 

The aim of the program is to train a new breed of creative investigators who are able to translate basic science discoveries into technology developments for the needs of society, government, and industry. Students in the program; (1) become well educated within a single biotechnology-related discipline (e.g.biochemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology), and (2) become fluent in the language, approaches and principles of the biological and physical sciences, in general. Find out more>>