Functional imaging is the simultaneous quantification of the structural and functional aspects of a biological system. Modern X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance and other means of imaging in relatively noninvasive ways have made functional imaging increasingly practical. The doctoral program in functional imaging, a collaborative effort between Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin, trains students in the use of these new technologies to obtain high-resolution structural, kinematic and kinetic data from intact organs, and in the use of mathematical modeling to understand the organ physiology. Special registration for this program is required, as courses are taken at both institutions.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
Rolling admission; this means you may apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). These are the dates by which your applications must be complete, meaning that all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.
However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), please be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: February 15, Spring (January) Term: November 15, Summer (May) Term: April 15.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering, home of the Functional Imaging program, 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. For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the departmental financial aid web page. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.