Students have the option to pursue either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering with concentration in Biomedical Engineering (details below) or a PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics.
UW-Milwaukee College of Engineering & Applied Science researchers are collaborating with medical, government and academic partners to make technological advances that improve healthcare and people’s lives.
What to Expect
Some students pursue their PhD after completing a master’s degree, and others choose to earn a PhD instead of a master’s degree. Please see the course catalog for specific requirements.
Many students earn Teaching Assistantships (TAs), Research Assistantships (RAs) or Fellowships during their graduate study which helps to fund their education while also building leadership skills. Assistantships decisions are made by the academic departments only after an applicant has been accepted to the program.
Earning a PhD in Engineering opens doors to a wide range of professional or academic opportunities that may include leadership roles in academia, federal and industrial research organizations, or other government service.
We’re a top tier R1 research university and our students have the opportunity to work with biomedical engineering faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in areas such as assistive technology, biomechanics, bone healing, medical imaging, medical instrumentation or rehabilitation engineering using robotics.
UWM is proud to be one of the few R1 research universities in Wisconsin. We’re also a top externally funded institution with robust opportunities for teaching and research assistantships. Partners that support our important research include:
- National Institute for Health
- National Academy of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
- National Science Foundation
- United States Department of Defense
- Regional businesses: Medical College of Wisconsin?