12 months
1221 USD/credit 36630 USD/year
1141 USD/credit 34230 USD/year
482 USD/credit 14460 USD/year
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When health care and engineering come together, a whole new world of medical treatment possibilities opens up. Graduates of our Biomedical Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham create unique innovations in health-care delivery, medical devices, biomedical imaging, instrumentation, and beyond.


To prepare you for your career or a doctoral program, we want research to be a big part of your education. That's why your courses will be selected in consultation with a thesis advisor and approved by the biomedical engineering graduate program committee.

 As part of your curriculum, you'll learn about topics such as engineering analysis, statistical methods, and quantitative physiology, while you research areas like biomedical imaging, biomedical implants and devices, cardiac electrophysiology, multi-scale computational modeling, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. In the end, you'll present your research at a scientific or technical conference and publish at least one peer-reviewed manuscript.

Fast Facts:

  • The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is ranked fifth in NIH funding for joint biomedical engineering departments.
  • Endowed Chair Jianyi "Jay" Zhang, MD, PhD, is developing human cardiac-muscle patches to heal damaged tissue following heart attacks, preventing future heart failure.

Programme Structure


  • Implant-Tissue Interactions
  • Current Topics in Stem Cell Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Bioelectric Phenomena
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Continuum Mechanics of Solids

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the MSBME program should have earned a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, engineering, or a closely-related field. Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics will also be considered for admission; however, such students must demonstrate competence in engineering areas usually found in an undergraduate engineering curriculum. In some cases, preparatory courses in engineering may be required, with specific recommendations made by the BME Graduate Program Director.
  • Successful applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. Scores on the GRE General Test will be accepted but are not required for the 2020-2021 academic year. International students should follow the UAB Graduate Schoo's guidelines on English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1221 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 482 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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