Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Degree Program

Bioengineering Department

Objective and Description

The Biomedical Engineering Program is jointly offered by The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern). Research and teaching efforts of various departments in the biological, engineering, mathematical, physical, and medical sciences of both institutions are coordinated through the Committee on Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering.

Goals and Concentration Tracks

The goal of the program is to prepare students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions, and government regulatory agencies. Internships are aimed to further prepare students for careers in the bioengineering industry.

The program includes coursework and research in medical imaging, biosensors, physiological control systems, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, rehabilitation, orthopedics, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, cell and molecular engineering and neurosciences. Specifically, during the first year of their studies, students in the doctoral program must select one of the concentration tracks:

  1. Bioinstrumentation
  2. Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Medical Imaging
  5. Nanomedicine
  6. Nanotechnology
  7. Protein Engineering

Doctoral Program

The doctoral program is based upon graduate level work in Bioengineering, and extensive graduate training in the life sciences and related physical sciences. The program is aimed at the development of professional biomedical engineers capable of independent research.

Admission & Degree Requirements   Inquire Now   Bioengineering Engineering Department

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.


All applications for admission will also be considered for assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Some of the offers for financial aid are made well before the final deadline for application. Applicants are strongly urged to complete their applications early to take advantage of all the opportunities for financial aid available in the College of Engineering and the University.