Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. | Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
52100 USD/year
52100 USD/year
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Formal coursework for the Biomedical Engineering Program at Carnegie Mellon University must cover at least three out of five core areas, molecular/cellular biology, physiology, bioimaging/bioinformatics, biomaterials, and biomechanics; each of these courses must be of 9 units or more. 


Graduate level introductory courses in each core area are available for students who are unfamiliar with the subject. Aside from the core area requirement, considerable flexibility is allowed in the selection of courses to adapt to diverse interests and career plans. All students are also required to take Biomedical Engineering Seminar (42-701) during each semester of residence.


The Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering department seeks to transform healthcare worldwide through interdisciplinary engineering innovation and to train future leaders and innovators in biomedical engineering.


The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to capitalize on Carnegie Mellon University strength in collaborative technological innovation to address societal needs and advance human health.

This is accomplished by:

  • Delivering the highest quality education programs at all degree levels to train the future interdisciplinary leaders in biomedical engineering.
  • Conducting pioneering, high impact basic and applied research addressing unmet biomedical needs through interdisciplinary engineering innovation.
  • Creating a collaborative, inclusive environment that leverages the strength of a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff, and fosters their growth and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Biomaterials 
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular and Micro-Scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine
  • Engineering Molecular Cell Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized 4-year university, in any engineering or engineering-related disciplines including computer science, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or applied mathematics
  • Transcripts from all the universities attended (non-official transcripts acceptable for admissions review)
  • GRE general test - Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Writing (non-official report acceptable for admissions review)
  • TOEFL - for all non-native-English-speaking students. If a student previously obtained a degree at a U.S. institution, student may submit an old version of the TOEFL scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted online directly by the referees (should be submitted before deadline)
  • Statement of Purpose, as part of the online application
  • Non-refundable fee of US $75

Tuition Fee

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    52100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 52100 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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