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Biomedical Engineering (MS and PhD)

Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Regenerative Technology, Biosensors and Electrophysiology, Bioimaging

The University of Memphis/UTHSC Joint Graduate Program offers MS (thesis or project) and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering that stress the application of engineering and physical science to biomedical problems, including research and development of new medical technologies, and improved experimental and theoretical characterization of physiological phenomena. The program’s faculty are divided between the two campuses, offer academic and research specialization in four major subdisciplines: (1) Biomechanics, Movement Science and Rehabilitation; (2) Biomaterials and regenerative technology; (3) Biosensors; and (4) Electrophysiology.

Core subjects, composed of about half of the graduate curriculum, stress mathematical methods, instrumentation and measurements, and life sciences that are useful for understanding, analyzing, and solving biomedical problems and developing instrumentation and devices. The remaining part of the curriculum is devoted to a particular area and is chosen with the advice and consent of the student’s faculty committee. Courses are selected from applicable offerings of the University of Memphis and the UTHSC.

Requirements: Bachelor degree with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 from an accredited college or university, a combined score (verbal and quantitative) of at least 300 on the revised Graduate Record Examination, a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL or evidence of proficiency in English for students whose native language is not English, and three letters of recommendation. We reserve the right, however, to set higher cutoffs, especially for PhD candidates.

Deadline: May 15

Chair: William Mihalko, MD, PhDwmihalko@uthsc.edu | 901.448.2666

Program Director: Richard A. Smith, PhDrsmith@uthsc.edu | 901.448.5254

Last Published: Jan 9, 2020