The strength of the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America lies in the ability to strategically grasp knowledge from several areas of engineering and apply it to particular problems in medicine, biology, and neuroscience. Students focus on the fundamental engineering tools, techniques, and methods, applied to biology and medicine.


  • 53 graduate credits or 23 credits with a M.S.
  • Comprehensive examinations
  • Dissertation and oral defense


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or mathematics from an accredited institution
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0
  • A cumulative GRE (verbal plus quantitative) score of at least 1300