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Carnegie Mellon University PhD in Biomedical Engineering

10 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Biomedical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Carnegie Mellon University. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in bio engineering, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Bio Engineering from Carnegie Mellon Cost?

$47,326 Average Tuition and Fees

Carnegie Mellon Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Carnegie Mellon was $633 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

Does Carnegie Mellon Offer an Online PhD in Bio Engineering?

Online degrees for the Carnegie Mellon bio engineering doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Carnegie Mellon Online Learning page.

Carnegie Mellon Doctorate Student Diversity for Bio Engineering

10 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
50.0% Women
30.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 10 doctor’s degrees in bio engineering handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 50.0% of the students who received their PhD in bio engineering in 2019-2020 were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 39.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 30.0% of the bio engineering doctor’s degrees at Carnegie Mellon in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 23%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students4
Other Races/Ethnicities1

PhD in Bio Engineering Focus Areas at Carnegie Mellon

Biomedical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering10

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Related MajorAnnual Graduates
General Engineering15
Chemical Engineering21
Civil Engineering4
Computer Engineering4
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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