Our Vision for Graduate Education

Graduate studies in BME are designed to be flexible enough to accommodate students with varied backgrounds and to promote an interest in theoretical and applied research while preparing the student for a career in industry, government or academia. Faculty members in the BME Department have strong research programs in a variety of areas and are active participants in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering Research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Degree

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering must hold a bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program at the time of graduation or provide satisfactory evidence of an equivalent academic background. Applicants currently holding a Master of Science degree must provide satisfactory evidence of an equivalent engineering baccalaureate background. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than engineering shall have completed undergraduate coursework in calculus, differential equations, and have one year of classical physics. These students may be required to take additional bridge-up courses depending on their background. Necessary bridge-up coursework will be determined by the admitting department/program graduate committee.

Applicants must submit official undergraduate transcripts, undergraduate GPA, three letters of recommendation, and official results of the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the GRE. A statement of purpose should also be submitted. Personal statements or descriptions of post-baccalaureate experience that provide a rationale for the proposed graduate study may also be submitted. Applicants to BME whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of 590 (paper-based), 243 (computer-based), or 96 (internet-based).

For further information about requirements, please see the Graduate Bulletin.

Master of Science Degree

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program at the time of graduation or provide satisfactory evidence of an equivalent academic background. Applicants must submit an official undergraduate transcript, undergraduate GPA, three letters of recommendation, and official results of the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the GRE. A statement of purpose should also be submitted. Applicants whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of 590 (paper-based), 243 (computer-based), or 96 (internet-based).

For further information about requirements, please see the Graduate Bulletin.

Graduate assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. The deadline for receipt of assistantship applications is February 1 for Fall admission and three letters of recommendation are required. For applications and financial aid information, please visit The University of Akron Graduate School .

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