Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering (HRCOE) emphasizes intensive, novel research within a flexible graduate curriculum with a core focused on technical fundamentals.

With faculty-mentored biomedical research, students are trained to use engineering approaches to solve a novel contemporary biomedical problem in areas including biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical robotics, drug delivery, biomolecule detection, and other emerging areas. Students in the biomedical engineering doctoral program benefit from our close association with physicians at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, which stimulates translation into the clinic.

With world-class research at the forefront of HRCOE's biomedical engineering discipline, as well as a growing business school on the main campus, HRCOE allows students to take advantage of South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes.



The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering at Rowan University requires the completion of 72 hours of graduate level coursework and research credits as well as the successful completion of a novel research project completed under the mentorship of a faculty advisor and culminating in a Doctoral Dissertation. The Doctoral Dissertation should demonstrate the student's ability to effectively apply engineering principles to solve a contemporary biomedical problem.


The following courses make up the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program.

  • 11 Courses/ 72 Semester Hours
    • Required Courses: 15 semester hours
    • Elective Courses: 15 semester hours
    • Research Credits: 42 semester hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
  Biotransport 3
  Life Sciences in Biomedical Engineering 3
  Biomedical Instrumentation 3
  Biocompatibility 3
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
  Cell Bioelectricity 3
  Mechanobiology 3
CHE 06573 Biomaterials Engineering 3
  Regulatory Practice 3
  Orthopedic Engineering 3
  Writing and Winning Grant Proposal in the Biomedical Field 3
ENGR 01511 Engineering Optimization 3
ENGR 01510 Finite Element Analysis 3
CHE 06578 Tissue Engineering 3
ME 10522 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
CHE 06518 Polymer Engineering 3
Core Research Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ENGR 01699 Doctoral Research 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 72

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten essay that includes a statement of professional objectives

  • Three Letters of Recommendation

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 21 November 1
Summer May 19 April 1