The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program seeks to prepare graduate engineers to face 21st-century challenges by advancing student understanding of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human injury, disease and the health complications associated with aging as they work to improve human health through advances in healthcare and medicine.
The master's degree program prepares students for careers in the biotechnology industry and medical/healthcare centers or providers of medical/healthcare technology.
Doctoral students will also develop a detailed understanding of the operation of the health care industry, preparing them for academic or industry careers related to medical technology, as well as the background necessary to pursue an entrepreneurial role in medical/healthcare technology. To assist students in pursuing new ventures, incubator space and technology transfer mechanisms are available.
In 2014, the first two doctoral graduates of this program went on to postdoctoral work at Pennsylvania State University, and a permanent position at American Systems in Washington D.C.
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MS||Rolling admission, with January 15 deadline for funding consideration||Rolling admission, with recommended submission date of October 1|
|PhD||Rolling admission, with January 15 deadline for funding consideration||Rolling admission, with recommended submission date of October 1|
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
|MS||Undergraduate major in engineering desirable for admission|
|PhD||MS in engineering is expected, but a degree in another field does not preclude admission.|
MS and PhD applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.
Gretchen Mahler, Assistant Professor and Graduate Director
Ellen Madison, Administrative Assistant
Last Updated: 3/12/15