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The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Biomedical Engineering. The goal of the doctoral program is to develop creative and productive researchers who are skilled scientific collaborators and admirable professionals. The program provides research opportunities conducted in an environment of collaboration among engineers, biological scientists, and health care professionals from both CCNY and some of the premier medical institutions in New York City. Students entering the program in the Fall 0f 2008 or later will receive their Ph.D. degree from CCNY (students entering before Fall 2008 receive the Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center).
If you would like to see how the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program at City College / CUNY ranks among other programs in the nation, you should use the data compiled by The National Research Council (NRC) and the very recent rankings that the NRC has generated. The NRC rankings are revised every 10 years and are generally considered to be the gold standard of national ranking systems. The NRC rankings take into account detailed quantitative measures of faculty productivity, student achievements, financial support for students, peer recognition, diversity and many other criteria. If you click on the website below you will gain access to the NRC rankings and you will be able to select and weight the factors that are most important to you. Under Rank PhD Programs, click on Engineering, then Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering. You will see five categories under Choose Your Own Priorities and you can weight them from 0 to 5. For example, try weighting each category equally (5) and then click on Rank Programs. Our department can be found under “CUNY Graduate School and University Center.”