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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Biomedical Engineering, (PhD)


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PhD Degree Program


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Memphis and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, participate in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Joint Program offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering. Students may elect courses of study in the following areas: biomaterials/drug delivery, biomechanics, biosensors, cardiopulmonary engineering, cell and tissue engineering, electrophysiology, medical imaging, and orthopedic biomechanics.

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admission Regulations , Academic Regulations , and Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduate Academic Programs ) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Applicants must have taken the ETS® GRE® revised General Test within five years of the application date. The GRE revised General Test is a third-party evaluative tool administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization.

TRANSCRIPTS and LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

All college transcripts are required for application. The Master of Science and Ph.D. programs- require three (3) three letters of recommendation from separate evaluators attesting to qualifications for successfully undertaking graduate studies in order to consider your application complete.

The evaluators/faculty members who you choose should be individuals that you believe are best able to comment objectively on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential. We may call or write your recommenders for more information.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Evaluation of Credentials: Applicants whose highest degree is from a foreign university must have their credentials evaluated. Evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site (http://www.naces.org) are acceptable. A course-by course report is required.

Admission Requirements


See the beginning of the College section  for admission, retention, and graduate requirements, and program objectives.

Graduation Requirements


Students admitted to the PhD program with a master's degree


Students admitted to the PhD program with a master’s degree must complete 48 credit hours. This includes 6 credit hours in life sciences; 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications; 12 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 8209  and BIOM 8105 ; and 24 credit hours of dissertation (BIOM 9000 ). NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide.

Students admitted to the PhD program with a bachelors degree


Students admitted to the PhD program with a bachelor’s degree must complete 72 credit hours. This includes 12 credit hours in life sciences; 12 credit hours in mathematics and its applications; 24 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 8209  and BIOM 8105 ; and 24 credit hours of dissertation (BIOM 9000 ).

All PhD students are required to


All PhD students are required to complete a comprehensive examination with at least a minimum passing score on the written portion and a satisfactory performance on the oral portion of the exam. A second and final attempt to pass this examination may be granted by the student’s advisory committee; failure to pass this exam will result in dismissal from the program.

Professional Development Requirements


  1. Students must attend Joint Program weekly seminars as scheduled each semester while enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. Students must complete ethics and professional training offered by the Joint Program.

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