Prospective Students

Please visit the Duke BME graduate program website for official information about research and curriculum and about the application process. Also, feel free to consult A PhD Recruit’s Guide to Duke for additional information.

Current and Incoming Student Guides

All three are excellent resources for information regarding the BME PhD program.  Some of the information is covered in multiple places but all should be up to date and accurate.


Non-BME Courses

For a list of peer-suggested non-BME courses see this document.

Degree Milestones

The documents for the major degree milestones as well as conference travel documentation can be found on this page:

  • Preliminary Exam Form
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Dissertation and Defense

More general information regarding the PhD degree can be found here.

Seminar and TA Short Courses

The department is revamping BME seminar II and adding two semester-long short courses for those serving as a teaching assistants (one short course for each TA-ship). BME seminar II is required for all PhD students; the short courses are required for the incoming classes of 2015 and beyond. Check out this summary of the new seminar and short courses.

Beyond Duke

BEPSA Leadership

Note:  If any of the documents listed above are unavailable to you, please email with your affiliation to duke and your netID.