PhD Degree

Scientist at work

The UNM BME Graduate Program currently offers MS and PhD degrees, as well as a concurrent BS/MS program. The graduate degrees currently offered are listed below. Prospective students are advised to consult the BME Graduate Program Director, or a member of the Biomedical Engineering faculty before beginning graduate studies to determine which program is most appropriate for their goals.

BME PhD Degree Offered at UNM:


The emphasis of the PhD degree is advanced training in the subject matter of Biomedical Engineering, and demonstration of the ability to design and implement significant independent research at an advanced level. The degree program is designed to develop both scholarship and technical expertise as the foundations for continuing scientific activity and contributions. While some students enter the PhD program after obtaining a Master’s degree, it is often preferable to design a program for the PhD that bypasses the MS degree. 

Distinguished Grads