The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Biomedical Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)

Required Supporting Documents


  • Applications are processed through the IU Graduate CAS Liaison system. In order to apply, you must create an account, then choose the corresponding BME program from the IUPUI campus. For more information, please visit the IUPUI BME Graduate website.
  • Link to IUPUI Program Website: https://et.iupui.edu/departments/bme/programs/grad/
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 20
        • Listening: 20
        • Speaking: 20
        • Writing: 20
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5

Master’s Degree Additional Program Requirements


  • Successful applicants typically have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of ~3.2 on a 4-point scale
  • Applications are evaluated on a holistic basis
  • The number of graduate level credit hours required for a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is 30. There are both thesis and non-thesis options. More can be seen on the IUPUI BME MS web page: https://et.iupui.edu/departments/bme/programs/grad/msbme/
  • Applications at IUPUI, including programs within the Purdue School of Engineering, are administered through the IU Liaisons Application System (IU Graduate CAS). To begin, you must first create an IU Username and Passphrase. Purdue IDs are issued upon admission to the program. The IUPUI BME PhD website can guide you through this process: https://et.iupui.edu/departments/bme/programs/grad/msbme/

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Additional Program Requirements


  • Successful applicants typically have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of ~3.2 on a 4-point scale
  • Applications are evaluated on a holistic basis
  • The IUPUI PhD in Biomedical Engineering is a Purdue University degree program administered through Indiana University on the campus of IUPUI. Upon successful completion of the academic and research requirements of the program, graduates are awarded a Purdue University degree for work completed on the Indianapolis campus. Typical applicants to the program have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in an engineering discipline. Outstanding students with degrees in related fields such as physics, chemistry, neuroscience, and biology may also be admitted to the program with the expectation that the background coursework in engineering and/or mathematics be addressed prior to admission or early in their plan of study.
  • The IUPUI PhD in Biomedical Engineering degree program consists of 90 graduate level credit hours (including 60 research credit hours). Successful applicants with a master’s degree can petition to apply up to 21 credit hours of their graduate coursework and 9 credit hours of their master's thesis research hours towards their degree.
  • Applications at IUPUI, including programs within the Purdue School of Engineering, are administered through the IU Liaisons Application System (IU Graduate CAS). To begin, you must first create an IU Username and Passphrase. Purdue IDs are issued upon admission to the program. The IUPUI BME PhD website can guide you through this process: https://et.iupui.edu/departments/bme/programs/grad/phdbme/

Application Deadlines


  • Fall (August) Spring (January) Summer
    January 2: Priority considerations for University Fellowships, assistantships, or financial aid.

    July 1: Final deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documents.
    November 1: Final deadline for receipts of applications and all supporting documentations.

    University Fellowships are not available for admission in the spring session.
    No Entry Applicants (including international applicants) applying from within the continental USA
    January 2: Priority considerations for University Fellowships, assistantships, or financial aid.

    May 1: Final deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documents.
    September 1: Final deadline for receipts of applications and all supporting documentations.

    University Fellowships are not available for admission in the spring session.
    No Entry International applicants applying from outside the continental USA
    Fall (August)    
    January 2: Priority considerations for University Fellowships, assistantships, or financial aid.

    July 1: Final deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documents.
    Applicants (including international applicants) applying from within the continental USA
       
    Spring (January)    
    November 1: Final deadline for receipts of applications and all supporting documentations.

    University Fellowships are not available for admission in the spring session.
    Applicants (including international applicants) applying from within the continental USA
       
    Fall (August)    
    January 2: Priority considerations for University Fellowships, assistantships, or financial aid.

    May 1: Final deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documents.
    International applicants applying from outside the continental USA
       
    Spring (January)    
    September 1: Final deadline for receipts of applications and all supporting documentations.

    University Fellowships are not available for admission in the spring session.
    International applicants applying from outside the continental USA

Program Contact Information


  • Name Julie Ji, PhD Sherry Clemens
    Title Director of the BME Graduate Program Graduate Program Coordinator
    Phone 317-278-2275 317-278-2415
    Email jji@iupui.edu clemenss@iupui.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Program Coordinator
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    School of Engineering & Technology
    723 West Michigan Street
    Room SL 220
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    USA
  • Name Julie Ji, PhD
    Title Director of the BME Graduate Program
    Phone 317-278-2275
    Email jji@iupui.edu
       
    Name Sherry Clemens
    Title Graduate Program Coordinator
    Phone 317-278-2415
    Email clemenss@iupui.edu
       
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Program Coordinator
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    School of Engineering & Technology
    723 West Michigan Street
    Room SL 220
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    USA

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