The Department of Biomedical Engineering draws on the university's financial aid resources and seeks additional public and private funds to offer qualified graduate students opportunities as research fellows, teaching assistants, research assistants and minority student fellows. Five major categories of financial aid are available to degree-status graduate students in biomedical engineering:
Students seeking financial aid other than loans are normally required to submit an application for financial aid to the Graduate School no later than February 15 of the academic year prior to the one for which aid is being sought. Find out more.
Scholarships cover tuition only and range from one to 12 credit hours per semester. No service is required of the student in return for a scholarship.
Fellowships provide a stipend and, usually, tuition remission. The total financial benefit can be up to $25,000. No service is required of the student. Students are also urged to seek fellowship assistance available from various external government institutes, foundations and other organizations. Fellowships are awarded by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Graduate School.
Fellowships awarded by the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Support for up to five doctoral students in biomedical engineering and students specializing in functional imaging, a joint doctoral program between the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin. These fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education under its GAANN Program. The BIEN Department's GAANN Doctoral Fellowship Program at Marquette University is designed to increase the number of individuals prepared for and motivated to pursue a career in teaching and research at the university level in biomedical engineering with a specialty in functional imaging. In addition to standard doctoral program requirements, fellows participate in various special seminars, professional and research activities, and teaching. Fellowship recipients must (1) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (2) meet departmental doctoral program admission requirements (3) have an interest in university teaching and research and (4) have financial need. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups (women and minorities) are especially urged to apply.
Applicants will be expected to have a baccalaureate degree with a major in engineering or physics from accredited colleges or universities. Preference will be given to biomedical engineering graduates with the appropriate life sciences background. Each applicant will submit official transcripts, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose describing the applicant's motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree, general area of research interest and career goals.
Fellowship support: GAANN Fellows receive annual stipends of up to $15,000. Full tuition scholarships are also included. In addition, significant educational expenses are provided for the fellows.
For additional information and application materials, please contact:
Dr. Kristina Ropella
Department of Biomedical Engineering
P.O. Box 188
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-5460
Fellowships awarded by the Graduate School
Teaching assistantships provide students with a stipend and 18 credit hours of tuition remission per year. In return, the students are expected to satisfactorily perform 20 hours of teaching-related assignments per week. Students with teaching assistantships are usually limited to a nine-credit-hour load per semester.
Research assistantships normally provide students with a stipend and 18 credit hours of tuition remission per year. In return, students are expected to satisfactorily perform 20 hours of research-related assignments per week.
Students with research assistantships are usually limited to a nine-credit-hour load per semester. Most students receive research assistantships from a faculty member’s externally funded grant.
Loan assistance is available to assist qualified students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend the university. Students are eligible for student loans if they are attending the university on at least a half-time basis and are in good academic standing. Find out more.