12 months
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
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The Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, offers Master of Engineering and Master of Science degrees in the Biomedical Engineering program.


About the Program

The goal of the Biomedical Engineering program of Vanderbilt University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Computational Modeling and Analysis in Biomedical Engineering
  • Quantitative Methods in Biomedical Engineering
  • Advanced Quantitative and Functional Imaging
  • Special Topic in Imaging Instrumentation
  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Human Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There is no strict minimum GPA requirement; however, the department does not expect to admit students with less than a B average in their undergraduate work.
  • We admit students based on the holistic evaluation of their application, including their research interests.
  • Transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation can now be submitted online and we would prefer that method over letters received by mail.
  • International applicants should also take the TOEFL exam and enter their results on the application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

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


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