The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Biomedical Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • In addition to describing your research interest and research training in your statement of purpose, please also describe in detail...
      • what factors are most important to your professional growth and success.
      • what factors are most important to you in choosing a graduate school program.
      • what factors motivated you to apply to the graduate program of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Target GRE verbal is approximately 156 and higher
    • Target GRE quantitative is approximately 159 and higher
  • 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: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • 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
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: Recommended)
    • TWE

Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.25 or equivalent

Application Deadlines


  • Fall*

    Spring*

    Summer*

    December 15 October 31 February 15 U.S. Citizen
    December 15 October 31 February 15 International in USA
    December 15 October 1 February 15 International outside USA

    *Fall deadlines are priority deadlines.
    *Spring deadlines are priority deadliines (limited).
    *Summer deadlines are for Non-Thesis Master's applicants only.

Program Contact Information


  • Name Sandy May
    Phone 765-494-7054
    Email WeldonBMEGrad@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Biomedical Engineering Graduate Office
    Purdue University
    206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
    USA

Additional Information


  • Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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