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Doctorate in Biological Engineering

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
  • Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
  • Summer deadline: April 1
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • BS and MS from an accredited University or equivalent experience. In rare instances, an exceptional student will be allowed to study for the PhD without first completing an MS degree.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals (Upload to the Supplemental Information section of your application).
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience (Upload to the Supplemental Information section of your application).
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Educational History section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the online Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section online of the Graduate Studies application.