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Ph.D. Degrees

Looking for a program? Explore our three doctoral degree offerings.

The Coulter Department is a single unit that combines the world-class resources of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering and the Emory University School of Medicine.

Our faculty are committed to innovative graduate training that prepares students for any career path. Students are fully supported by a range of funding sources, including pre-doctoral fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, federal and private agencies, and federally funded training grant programs.

Our students conduct cutting-edge research in highly collaborative environments and a team-driven culture. Our research laboratories are dedicated to addressing unmet clinical challenges and have access to superior resources only found in in the world's top institutions.



Cutting-edge research. Team-driven culture.



Community. Diversity. Engagement.



Research that matters.



Make your path. Limitless possibilities.

A unique partnership where you can earn a degree from three institutions. Learn More

Earn a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an M.D. from Emory. Apply through the Emory School of Medicine. Learn More

The Coulter Department participates in several interdisciplinary programs. Learn More

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Both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering were nationally ranked no. 1 in 2023. It was a first-time top ranking for the grad program. Dedicated faculty and innovative curriculum earned the department its lofty spot and will be what keeps it there in the future.

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Expand Your Career Options

Our Ph.D. programs provide a wide range of scientific training and industry experience opportunities to graduate students. We prepare students for career success as pioneering future leaders in academics, business, industry, and government. Our goal is to develop students who have the skills needed to succeed academically as well as professionally.


Our program provides important skills and options to help graduate students excel in the program:

Coursework in Ethics; Career Workshops; Mentorship Training; Certificate Programs in Management, Teaching, Policy and more; Dual Degree Programs; Internships; and much more.

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We open the door to endless opportunities.

All Coulter Department students, regardless of the degree they are pursuing, have the opportunity to take classes or conduct research at any of our three campuses.

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