Graduate Program

Program overview

The graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers doctor of philosophy degrees in biomedical engineering specializing in:

Biomedical optics
Cardiovascular engineering
Computational biology
Nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology
Spatial systems biology

An essential aspect of the doctoral program is the individual research in close collaboration with members of the faculty. Research training begins in the first year of study with direct placement into a mentor’s laboratory. The diversity of faculty collaborations provides research opportunities in addition to those available at the Medical School, such as the Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research and Portland State University.

Trainees are funded and are encouraged to write their own individual training grant applications, focused on their individual research interests. Our trainees have been highly successful at obtaining training grant awards from a number of agencies, including:

National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
American Heart Association

Biomedical Engineering is one of seven basic science departments / divisons in the OHSU School of Medicine, and provides a unique environment especially suited for the education of multidisciplinary biomedical engineers.

Read more about the program in Biomedical Engineering.