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Biomedical Engineering Graduate Catalog
UAB Graduate Cataloghood

The Ph.D. degree prepares students for careers in industry and academics. Students entering the doctoral program will possess a B.S., M.S., or be currently enrolled in the D.M.D/Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program at UAB.

For admission to the Ph.D. graduate program in BME, a student should have earned a bachelor's or a master's degree in a field of biomedical engineering or closely related discipline. Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics will also be considered for admission.However, such students may be required to demonstrate competence in engineering areas usually found in an undergraduate engineering curriculum. In some cases, preparatory courses in engineering may be required.

Admission to the BME Graduate Program is highly competitive, and successful applicants will usually present scores of at least 156 on the verbal GRE General Test, at least 159 on the quantitative section of the GRE General Test. We do not require a GRE subject test. Additionally, international students should present a score of at least 90 on the TOEFL or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS. Typical students have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater and have participated in at least one research project while an undergraduate (e.g., laboratory research, senior design project, etc.).  Stipends and tuition assistance are available to highly qualified students. We admit approximately 8 - 10 students per year.

Graduate students are admitted in the fall semester of each year. Applications should be submitted via the Graduate School through ApplyYourself at The deadline for all application materials to be received in The Graduate School is February 15. You are encouraged to submit your application in early Fall to be fully considered for fellowships and financial aid.

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