PhD Program

The degree of doctor of philosophy in Biomedical Engineering is conferred on candidates in recognition of high attainments and the ability to carry on original independent research. Graduates of the program will be prepared to affiliate with academic institutions and with the growing medical device and biotechnology industries which have become major economic clusters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


WPI is among an exclusive group of leading research universities selected to participate in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) -- NSF's flagship interdisciplinary program for PhD scientists and engineers.

IGERT fellows at WPI will pursue a degree in a participating doctorate program, while joining an interdisciplinary cohort of WPI graduate students working on a range of research projects in the area of biofabrication. Learn more about IGERT at WPI.

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