18 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Spanning both the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, our students gain in-depth knowledge and participate in hands-on laboratory research in a fast-growing, multifaceted industry.

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers both MS and PhD degrees. 

The Biomedical Engineering program from the University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is designed to provide a fundamental/research-oriented program of advanced study for students wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding within a specialized discipline.

We focus on the research and development of groundbreaking medical devices and therapies addressing society's most pressing health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Research Opportunities

Our faculty is actively engaged in research programs sponsored by industry, federal and state agencies. Moreover, they have active research programs within the department and in collaboration with colleagues in other departments at the University at Buffalo, as well as with many external collaborators.

The four cutting-edge themes of our department are:

  • Molecular-cellular, Cell, and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics
  • Computational Engineering and Modeling
  • Medical Imaging and Analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Biology for Biomedical Engineers 
  • Quantitative Analysis in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotransport Phenomena 
  • Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine 
  • Molecular Design Principles of Biomaterials 
  • Bio Micro Sensors and Devices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
    • Transcripts
    • GRE & TOEFL Scores
    • Statement of Purpose Essay
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Online Recommendation Letters
    • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In support of the University at Buffalo’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers competitive, elite fellowship packages designed to attract the best and brightest scholars in the world.

The Presidential Fellowship offers outstanding prospective graduate students an elite fellowship package to the top 10% incoming enrolled doctoral students each academic year. This competitive package pays a stipend of up to $43,000 USD per year for up to 4 years and includes summer support. This award also includes a full tuition waiver of $11,310 USD for New York State Residents and $23,100 USD for Non-Residents bringing the total package of support to $54,310-$66,100 dollars per year. Other benefits include additional travel grants to support our fellows research and exclusive professional development opportunities.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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