University of Vermont

Admissions Requirements

The Graduate College offers a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering. Each student must meet the general requirements for admission as outlined under the regulations of the University of Vermont Graduate College.

Typically, students entering the program have received a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field. The following minimum preparation is recommended:
  • Biology, Chemistry: 2 semesters each, or 4 introductory courses in the following subjects: anatomy, biology, biophysics, biochemistry, physiology
  • Engineering: 2 introductory courses in 1 or more of the following subjects: biomechanics, mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical engineering, control theory, or fluid mechanics
  • Mathematics: 1 course past differential equations
  • Physics: 2 semesters of modern physics
Applicants with other backgrounds will be evaluated individually.

Financial Aid

Research assistantships are offered by individual faculty from their research grants and contracts. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, it is best to contact them directly.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through the Graduate College webpage.
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