Innovative research and interdisciplinary education
Develop essential skills for a career in academia or the private sector, with the University of Minnesota’s PhD in Biomedical Engineering program.
You’ll tailor your doctoral experience to your interests, working closely with our 70+ graduate faculty members who span the full spectrum of biomedical engineering. Faculty hail from more than 20 departments as well as our own, which has special research expertise in cardiovascular, neural, and cancer bioengineering.
Program by the numbers
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PhD students receive a stipend, health benefits, and tuition coverage.
Potential research advisors that students can match with.
Completing my PhD opened doors for me to pursue my passion in the research end of R&D at Medtronic. My graduate work also kindled the creative inventor in me and taught me to first define the problem and then to identify the key questions to answer.
Dr. Cindy Clague, BME alumna and research director for Medtronic's Heart Valve Therapies business