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*** The Master of Science program in Biomedical Engineering is currently under development and not accepting applications at this time.*** 

We are accepting applications for PhD students until April 30, 2020, with a preferred deadline of January 30, 2020. Applications and instructions can be found here and here.

In the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, you’ll advance healthcare using the latest experimental and computational techniques at the intersection of biology, medicine, and engineering. You can focus on topics in biomaterials, tissue engineering, orthopedics, medical devices, molecular therapies, bioinstrumentation, cardiovascular, biosensors, ergonomics/human factors engineering, or chart your own path in an area of mutual interest with one of the renowned faculty.

Faculty Research Areas

  • Yu Chen: Optical imaging for neuroimaging, early cancer detection, transplant organ evaluation, and tissue engineering; optical coherence tomography (OCT); multi-photon microscopy (MPM); fluorescence molecular imaging (FMI); laminar optical tomography (LOT); and endoscopy
  • Chase Cornelison: Soft biomaterials; Neural tissue engineering; Interstitial fluid flow; Tumor microenvironment
  • Seth Donahue: Bioinspired Material Design; Bone Tissue Engineering; Comparative Biomechanics; Hibernation Physiology; Paleo-engineering and Biomechanics
  • Tammy Haut Donahue: Analytical and experimental biomechanics with a focus on the musculoskeletal system; Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Mechanics of musculoskeletal tissues
  • Cathal Kearney: Biomaterials; Drug Delivery; Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering; On-Demand Delivery of Therapeutics

Currently available positions

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum gpa: 3.25
  • Minimum GRE scores: Verbal-152, Quant-153, Writing-4.0
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency scores (for non-native English speakers):
    • TOEFL: 80
    • IETLS: 6.5
    • PTE Academic: 53
  • Bachelor’s degree in math, science, or engineering. A degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field is highly encouraged.

Application Requirements