Biomedical engineering is concerned with the integrative and mathematical approach to biology and also with more pragmatic problems such as the biomedical use of information systems and the development of advanced biomedical instrumentation.
The Graduate School of Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, offers Master of Engineering, Master of Science; and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in Biomedical Engineering. The goal of the Vanderbilt program is to provide advanced education and research training in quantitative organ and cellular biology, in biomedical information and instrumentation systems, imaging and in the scientific principles underlying the origination of therapeutic devices and processes. It is specifically concerned with the interface between the engineering, physical, computing and mathematical sciences, and biology.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is in the School of Engineering, but is closely affiliated with the medical school. In addition to the M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, the department also participates in the School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. program. Many BME faculty members hold joint appointments with Engineering School, A&S, and Medical School departments, and numerous faculty from across campus hold joint appointments in BME. The School of Medicine and University Hospital are located on the same campus as the School of Engineering, less than one block away. This close proximity facilitates a wide variety of collaborative efforts between faculty and students in the two schools.
- Quantitative Methods in Biomedical Engineering
- Advanced Biomechanics
- Engineering Models of Cellular Phenomena
- Laser-Tissue Interaction and Therapeutic Use of Lasers
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biomedicine Bioinformatics View 228 other Masters in Biomedicine in United States
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- Language Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS)
- Statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Application fee: $95.00
International1967 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1967 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1967 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1967 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition per credit hour.
BME students receive their financial aid from numerous sources: Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Training grants, individual fellowship (most commonly the NSF graduate fellowship). Each year, some of the top applicants are considered for special topping-up fellowships supplied by IBM or the Vanderbilt Graduate School.
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