The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering offers a degree program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy.
Areas of strength in the department include
- development of novel treatments for cardiovascular disease
- computational modeling of tissue mechanical behavior
- new strategies for regeneration of cartilage and bone
Graduate training emphasizes preparation for careers in teaching and research in both academic and industry settings.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree typically three years of course work, a comprehensive exam, a preliminary exam (dissertation proposal), and a defense of the dissertation. Dissertation research involves an in-depth investigation of a particular topic with emphasis on hypothesis generation, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript preparation.