Additional Information:

Research Centers & Institutes

PhD Degree Requirements

About Our PhD Students

Grad Student Associations:

Graduate Association of Bioengineers

Graduate Student Engineering Group

Your BE Contact:

Ms. Kathleen Venit
BE Graduate Coordinator
240 Skirkanich Hall
P) 215-746-8604

Available for Download:

The BE PhD Student Handbook BE Master's Student Handbook
(140 KB PDF)

PhD Program Overview

First in the Nation

The first doctorate degree in bioengineering in the nation was awarded at Penn in 1953, and since that time, Penn Bioengineering has been an integral academic program linking faculty from the engineering, medical, and arts and sciences schools on a single centrally-located campus. Penn Bioengineering provides students with a flexible curriculum and a world-class research environment. Students are given the opportunity to work in a collaborative culture that includes  multiple generations of leaders in academia, government, and industry.  The careful process of matching students with faculty based on their research interests begins with first-year lab rotations, which gives students an opportunity to begin their dissertation research in their first semester.

PhD Program Overview

Penn Bioengineering's reputation for research excellence lies within its deep and broad strengths across several areas. Learn more about our areas of research.