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Georgia Institute of Technology
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Ph.D. Program

The Health Systems Institute is an interdisciplinary and collaborative research entity, which enables the involvement, employment, and advisement of Ph.D. students from academic units across the Georgia Tech campus. Ph.D. students can obtain traditional engineering and computing degrees from the College of Engineering or the College of Computing while opting to do a thesis project in the health systems field.

For additional information on these degree options please see course listing and degree requirements listed in the various home departments.

For example, students interested in components of health systems that are BioEngineering focused, often opt for admittance to the BioEngineering Program, under the advisement of faculty in the Health Systems Institute, who also hold program faculty status in the BioEngineering Program. The BioEngineering Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program offering advanced courses in bioengineering, engineering specialties, and life sciences combined with training in cutting-edge bioengineering research.

Bioengineering research focuses on the development of new or improved physical and mathematical concepts and techniques which may be applied to problems in medicine, health systems, and biology, including fundamental study of biological phenomena and development of new medical devices.The Bioengineering Program is one of several graduate degree programs at Georgia Tech having a bioengineering research component. The curriculum involves engineering, and life science coursework and provides flexibility to concentrate in specific areas, such as health systems, to enable multidisciplinary and integrated training. Students enroll through a home school within the College of Engineering or Computing.

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