Ph.D. students in core BIOE faculty labs are funded for the first 2 rotations by the department and thereafter by the student’s PI as a Research Assistant (RA), assuming satisfactory progress toward the degree.
PhD students in adjunct BIOE faculty labs are funded by the adjunct faculty member, including rotations. Continuing funding for students in good academic standing who choose adjunct faculty as the dissertation adviser is based on the current funding policy of the adjunct faculty member’s department.
Ph.D. students receive a monthly salary, tuition coverage, and insurance benefits (medical/dental/vision). All students are responsible for minimal quarterly fees.
To get a position in a lab, you must first first be admitted.
Although you are encouraged to learn more about our faculty and are welcome to contact them directly, please note that lab space will not be guaranteed unless you receive a formal offer from the Department’s Admissions Committee.
Application fee waivers are handled through the Graduate School. You can read more about eligibility on their site here. To apply for the application fee waiver, please submit your application no less than 1 week prior to the deadline, as fee waivers take several days to process. Toward the end of the application, there is a drop down option (or a box you can select) where you can select an “apply for application fee waiver” option.
No. We actively seek individuals with degrees in bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, electrical engineering and related disciplines. We select the best applicants from a wide array of backgrounds.
The GRE Exam is optional for the PhD application, and we do not have a minimum GPA requirement. The UW Graduate School requires you to have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits from a baccalaureate degree (for a Master’s, doctoral, or professional degree, the total cumulative average may be used). The averages for our 2020 Ph.D. cohort were: GPA: 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale); GRE (percentiles) Quantitative: 85; Verbal: 84; and Analytical: 73.
No, if the transferred courses AND their GPAs and credit information are recorded on another institution’s unofficial transcript. However, if one or more of these criteria are missing the other transcript(s), then you will need to submit the community college transcript(s).