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University of Pennsylvania PhD in Biomedical Engineering

15 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
$61,020 Average Salary

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 University of Pennsylvania. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the doctor’s degree program in bio engineering, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Bio Engineering from UPenn Cost?

$41,760 Average Tuition and Fees

UPenn Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at UPenn paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

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How Much Can You Make With a PhD in Bio Engineering From UPenn?

$61,020 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of bio engineering students who receive their doctor’s degree from UPenn is $61,020 per year. That is 10% lower than the national average of $67,750.


Does UPenn Offer an Online PhD in Bio Engineering?

Online degrees for the UPenn 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 UPenn Online Learning page.

UPenn Doctorate Student Diversity for Bio Engineering

15 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
46.7% Women
40.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 students received their doctor’s degree in bio engineering. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 46.7% of the bio engineering students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 39.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in bio engineering at UPenn in 2019-2020, 40.0% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 23%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American1
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students2
Other Races/Ethnicities1

PhD in Bio Engineering Focus Areas at UPenn

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

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering15

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to biomedical engineering.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Chemical Engineering16
Electrical Engineering16
Materials Engineering9
Mechanical Engineering7

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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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