Graduate Programs

Biomedical engineering at Boston University is an elite program, attracting exceptional graduate and undergraduate students nationally and internationally. Consistently ranked among the top BME Departments in the nation by US News & World Report, our 35 faculty members bring in $23.3M in external research funding annually. We have numerous research strengths, a wealth of resources and facilities, and strong ties with the BU School of Medicine, as well as many other top medical research centers in the Boston area. In both teaching and research, the BME department is known for its highly quantitative approach to biomedical science with liberal application of engineering principles and the physical sciences.

The Biomedical Engineering Department has world-class faculty whose research and expertise span Molecular Bioengineering, Neural Engineering, Biomedical Optics, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology, Subcellular, Cellular & Systems Biomechanics, Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology. Graduate students also have the opportunity to work with researchers in other engineering disciplines, with natural scientists, and with clinicians at the Boston University School of Medicine and other Boston-area hospitals.

Teaching Facilities:

The BME Department maintains state-of-the-art educational and research facilities, including Class 100 and Class 1000 clean room facilities, a BioInterface Technologies Facility, a Micro and Nano Imaging Facility, and a Biomedical Engineering Computational Simulation Facility.

Recruiting the Best:

The average undergraduate GPA of the entering graduate students in the Biomedical Engineering department is 3.8/4.0. BU BME competes directly with the other top programs in Biomedical Engineering in recruiting the best students.

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