We enhance the academic preparation of our graduate students in engineering, mathematics, and the life and basic sciences. Our graduate students are our junior colleagues, and we furnish them with the advanced and current coursework, professional guidance, and equipment/facilities that are critical to their participation in biomedical engineering research and scholarship. We coach our students as they conduct independent research and pursue careers related to one of the major themes of biomedical engineering.
The following curriculum is generally taken as an undergraduate prior to matriculation to Tulane’s BME graduate program (course numbers are equivalent Tulane courses satisfying each requirement).
Prior to commencing coursework at Tulane, an entering graduate student who is deficient in this preparation will prepare a proposed curriculum in conjunction with the Director of Graduate Studies.
(numbers in parentheses are Tulane courses satisfying each requirement)
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6030/6035) 3 credits + 1 lab credit
Quantitative Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6070/6075) 3 credits + 1 lab credit
Advanced Mathematics * 3 Credits *Introductory Biostatistics (BIOS 6030) will not count towards the Advanced Mathematics requirement
Biomedical Engineering Domain Credits (click here) 9 credits Maximum of 1 3xxx course
Elective courses 9 credits
Research Seminar (BMEN 6710 – register every fall) 4 credits (Maximum allowed)
Remaining credits may be satisfied by BMEN 7310-7320 Research in BME (graded), Directed Readings, or didactic courses 15 credits
20 credits required to take PhD qualifying exam
48 total credits required for graduation
The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides aid to support our graduate students in paying for the cost of graduate education. All PhD students are supported with full tuition waivers and monthly stipends in the form of either teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or 3rd party fellowships. The stipend for incoming students entering in Academic Year 2019-2020 was $28,000 for 12-months in residence plus 50% per semester credit for a Tulane-sponsored health insurance plan. We are careful not to admit students to the PhD program unless we intend for them to be fully supported.Recipients of merit-based financial aid are chosen solely based on academic qualifications.