About this Program

For a select number of exceptionally well-qualified students, ODU has established a linked doctoral program that enables students to be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. This program encourages admitted students to work closely with faculty members and pursue a research experience. The student may opt to obtain the master's degree along the way to the doctorate.

Program Highlights

  • Engineering students with GPA >= 3.0 can apply for the BME graduate program through a linked B.S./Ph.D. program

  • Students can take two graduate courses double counted for the B.S. degree and a graduate degree

  • No need for a formal application such as reference letters, essay, and GRE scores

  • For B.S./Master programs, students need only 24 credit hours and can start working with a research advisor during their senior year

Degree Level
Degree Earned
U.G. & Doctoral
Delivery Modes


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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

$109,830 Median Salary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

$96,070 Median Salary

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Biomedical Engineers

$92,970 Median Salary

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

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What are the requirements to apply for Engineering Major and Biomedical Engineering at ODU?
Students entering the U.G. & Doctoral program in Engineering Major and Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


Download and complete the application form and the appropriate curriculum worksheet. Email or give the completed application form, curriculum worksheet, BS transcripts, and a resume to Ms. Lori Barrett.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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