Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Bioengineering

The Bioengineering PhD degree requires a thesis based on independent study of a bioengineering research topic under the guidance of a bioengineering program faculty member.

The Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Bioengineering (BioE) Graduate Program was established in 1992. Over 170 students have graduated from the program in a broad spectrum of research by our ninety participating faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, and Architecture as well as Emory University School of Medicine.

The BioE Program is interdisciplinary in that it is not a standalone academic unit like most departments or schools at Georgia Tech. This interdisciplinary graduate program offers advanced courses in bioengineering, engineering specialties, and life sciences combined with training in cutting-edge bioengineering research. Bioengineering research focuses on the development of new or improved physical and mathematical concepts and techniques that may be applied to problems in medicine and biology, including the fundamental study of biological phenomena and development of new medical devices. The Bioengineering Program offers master's and doctoral degrees through participating Schools in the College of Engineering and the College of Computing. The curriculum involves engineering and life sciences coursework and provides flexibility to concentrate in specific areas to develop multidisciplinary and integrated training.

Eight different academic units from the Colleges of Engineering and Computing make up the program. However, the BioE Program provides the degree requirements for students accepted into the program. This approach allows a flexible, integrative, and individualized degree program that enforces depth and breadth in coursework, a solid bioengineering research experience, and yet is reflective of the disciplinary background of the student's home school. Importantly, the BioE Program provides research opportunities for students with any participating program faculty, allowing tremendous diversity and flexibility for research topics and advisors.

Additional information on the Bioengineering Program, including how to apply and a comparison between the Bioengineering Program and traditional engineering programs, can be found at