DoctorateBiomedical Engineering

Wichita State’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in biomedical engineering will prepare you for high-paying, high-demand careers designing the medical technology of the future. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art biomedical engineering labs and the chance to work with faculty and industry professionals on campus and throughout Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how biomedical engineering is the right fit for you.

Female engineering student in Biomedical lab.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission to any Ph.D. program in engineering requires:

  • The completion, or near completion, of a master’s degree in engineering or physical science
  • Completion of prerequisite courses for some students
  • Recommendation by the department chairperson to the graduate dean for admission

Inside the Program

Students and faculty create smart skin biomed sensor

Student and faculty researchers at Wichita State are creating a smart skin biomedical sensor that could someday be used by NASA.

If the sensor does what they expect, it would be able to measure multiple physiological parameters that NASA is interested in, including blood flow, intercranial pressure, blood health, blood gas levels and muscle degeneration.


The Ph.D. in biomedical engineering consists of 72 credit hours, including core courses, a biomedical engineering seminar and a dissertation.


Whether you’re pursuing a promotion or preparing for a Ph.D., WSU’s vast industry connections, research opportunities and unmatched facilities create an environment for our engineering students to gain the expertise that leads to dream careers.