Bioengineering offers graduate programs leading to a doctor of philosophy or a master of science degree. The graduate program will train students to solve problems that require the application of interdisciplinary knowledge, combining life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The program will emphasize cellular and biomolecular science and engineering, and aims to attract students with diverse academic backgrounds. Students who do not complete the doctor of philosophy have the option to earn a master of science.
  1. Understand complexities and challenges associated with working in the field of Bioengineering with an advanced degree.
  2. Demonstrate depth of knowledge in Bioengineering and related fields.
  3. Be creators of new knowledge and products in the field of Bioengineering.
  4. Succeed in a variety of career paths.

Bioengineers advance human healthcare through the discovery and development of new technologies and affordable, personalized solutions. Spanning in scope from nanoscale structures to large, complex, and interactive systems, from biocomputational modeling and machine learning to innovative diagnostics and wearable technology, bioengineering solutions drive development in the biopharmaceutical, biomedical and health-related industries.

Lehigh University’s Masters and PhD programs in bioengineering enable students to become innovators, and leaders in the biomedical arena, prepared to take on tomorrow’s healthcare challenges.

As a Lehigh Bioengineer, you will engage in a robust technical curriculum and immerse in research guided by our visionary, world-renowned academic faculty, work across departmental boundaries to establish dynamic partnerships with industry, academic and clinical partners, and dive into real-world experiences to advance your problem-solving skills in engineering as applied to biological and biomedical applications.

Choose Lehigh Bioengineering – And Be Empowered to Impact the World!


 • Arthrex
 • AstraZeneca
 • Bristol Myers Squibb
 • Boston Scientific
 • Lilly
 • Memorial Sloan Kettering
 • MIT
 • Princeton
 • Regeneron


 • 100% funding for Ph.D. tuition and stipend
 • 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio
 • 45% of BioE graduate students are women
 • 40% of faculty hold prestigious NSF CAREER awards
 • 55% of Ph.D. students published as primary/co-author and/or presented at a national meeting in 2021