Graduate Programs

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers three different programs of graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering:

  • BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
    • Optional graduate specialization in Medical Physics
  • BS/MS in Neural Engineering
  • MS in Biomedical Engineering
    • Optional graduate specialization in Medical Physics
  • MS in Neural Engineering
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (including MD/PhD)

The Bachelor of Science / Master of Science (BS/MS) program in Biomedical Engineering is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This program gives qualified internal undergraduate students the opportunity to receive a BS and MS degree in five years.

The graduate program in biomedical engineering includes a medical physics program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). This program is coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine.

The graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami provide a diverse interdisciplinary training experience through collaboration with clinical programs at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

The broad areas of research in Biomedical Engineering include:
  • Imaging, optics and lasers, diagnostic and surgical instrumentation
  • Biomechanics, microfluidics, biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Neural engineering, brain-computer-interfaces
  • Medical physics

Graduate students receive training and conduct research at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and at clinical departments and research centers at the School of Medicine, including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Diabetes Research Institute, the University of Miami Ear Institute, Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, the Departments of Pathology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, and the Miami Veterans Administration Research Service. Most of our graduate students work closely with physicians to develop and investigate new therapies, devices, and technologies that address real-world clinical problems.