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Ph.D. Programs - Apply DEADLINE December 1

Ph.D. Admission FAQs: Click here to view


All interested students must apply through the Institute's Graduate Admissions Office ( All applicants must submit an application with statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, official GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers). The Graduate Admissions website provides details on how to submit application materials. International applicants should be sure to read the entire instructions for international admissions.

A student who will have completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree before potential enrollment may apply for the doctoral program. The program does not require that a student first earn a Master’s degree. Applicants should have the following prerequisites:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Science, or Math
  • One year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus-based physics
  • Organic chemistry is preferred (one semester is suggested)
  • Calculus through and including differential equations is also preferred (4 semesters total)

Application files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee generally between December and early March. All aspects of the application are considered, including GPA, academic background, research experience, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. There is no quota for international or domestic students as the Admissions Committee seeks the best applicants, regardless of citizenship. The applicant pool is very competitive with the acceptance rate typically being less than 20%. Decisions are communicated in writing (not via phone or e-mail), but applicants may check on the receipt of their application materials online via the Graduate Admissions website.

Top applicants may be invited to campus for interviews and recruitment in March. Decisions are normally completed by early March so that prospective students have time to consider other school offers and respond by the April 15 response deadline. Financial award details are included with admission decision letters.


Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873