PhD Program

The PhD degree in biomedical engineering is a research-intensive program requiring a minimum of four graduate-level courses and an orally-defended research thesis. Students must first enroll in the biomedical MSc program and then transfer to the PhD program. Courses taken in the MSc program count towards the PhD degree. Students entering the department who already hold an MSc degree are required to take only two graduate-level courses towards the PhD. Students typically complete the PhD in four to five years. The department requires all PhD students to receive financial support and have an academic supervisor. Before applying to the program, prospective students should contact the professor(s) they would like to study with.