The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
The educational goals of this program are founded on the belief that the basic scientific approach is critical to the fundamental understanding of human health and the treatment of disease.
Interfacing Engineering/Science with Medicine
Cutting-edge technology with translational research
Multidisciplinary research is mostly translational, with applications in medicine. Current students in the program perform research on biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioimaging, with applications in orthopedics, cardiovascular, or neurology.
Examples of current research areas of focus are tissue engineering and drug deliveries for bone and cardiovascular applications, Brain MRI, bone mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, dental materials, biosensors, cellular engineering, and tissue-implant interfaces.
All Biomedical Engineering courses are offered during the day.
Ph.D. students have the option to continue their training as a post-doc for a year or 2 after completion of the program before seeking a faculty position in an academic institution. Other students may apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.
Graduates from our MS program have the option to apply to PhD programs in BME or to the medical school. Like the PhD students, the MS students may also apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.
For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog.
Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.