Graduate Program Overview

The Philosophy of the Graduate Curriculum:


'…many of the job opportunities of the future will favor students with greater breadth of academic and career skills, so the universities and their partners in the graduate education enterprise should therefore cooperate to broaden curricular options for graduate students…"

Fundamental changes are occurring in the employment of advanced degree graduates of science and engineering programs. While basic research and academia have traditionally absorbed the majority of advanced degree graduates in these fields, indications are that applied research and positions in local and federal government will account for the majority of new science and engineering positions in future years.

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering trains individuals with baccalaureate degrees in engineering, applied mathematics, and the sciences to provide them with the synthesis, design, and analysis skills necessary to contribute effectively to the advancement of science and technology in health and medical care.

Master's and Doctoral Levels

Programs are offered at the Master's and Doctoral levels, providing two distinct avenues of graduate study in biomedical engineering-the doctoral level directed toward the student interested in a research or academic career, and the master's level for those primarily interested in the application of biomedical engineering concepts in the development of advanced technology in biomedical products and processes.

Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.)

BME Grad Students can be enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and pursue a Medical Degree along with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

Advanced Graduate Certificate Program

A third option is the Advanced Graduate Certificate program that is specifically designed to provide graduate students and engineering professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to transfer recent developments in the basic sciences into commercially viable products and processes.

Post-Baccalaureate in Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate students whose degrees do not qualify them for direct admission to the graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering (PIBE) have the option of entering the Post-Baccalaureate in Biomedical Engineering (PB-BME) Program, jointly administered with the School of Professional Development. For complete program details, click here.