Admission Requirements

Deadlines for Application

PhD Program - December 31st

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The decision to pursue graduate study represents a significant commitment of time, energy, and resources — yours and ours.

Students who are admitted to any of Brown's doctoral programs are guaranteed five years of support, including a stipend, tuition remission, health-services fee, and health-insurance subsidy.

Students’ official letters of admission provide details of their funding packages. All subsequent funding decisions are made at the program level and depend on students' academic progress.

Admission Requirements

  • Open to students with backgrounds in engineering, physics, applied math, or computer science. Students with degrees in the life sciences require documented completion of coursework in quantitative areas to be considered for the program. For more information about these quantitative requirements, review the BME Graduate Program Guidelines. Students without this background, who are interested in applied sciences, should consider our sister program in Therapeutic Sciences.
  • GREs are optional.
  • Proficiency in English is expected. International applicants can find more information on this website.
  • Must fill out graduate school application, 3 letters of recommendation, provide a personal statement, CV/Resume, and indicate interest in Biomedical Engineering PhD Program.
  • Selected applicants will be interviewed in February 2022.