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, however applicants with other backgrounds are welcome to apply:

  • 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: differential equations, linear algebra
  • Physics: 2 semesters of modern physics

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. A limited number of teaching assistantships are also available.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through the Graduate College webpage.