Bioengineering: Joint Doctoral Program

Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering (BE79)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers four doctoral degrees in Engineering Sciences. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Bioengineering: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines February 3, 2021 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

Statement of Purpose


Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.


Not required

Contact Info

Campus Office 181 EBU 2
Phone (619) 594-6079
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411