University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Graduate Program

Why choose the University of Minnesota?

Leading Research Faculty: Our graduate faculty consists of over 70 potential advisors in more than a dozen departments on campus. Their research spans the breadth of biomedical engineering, with major thrusts in cardiovascular, neural, and cell/tissue engineering; biomedical imaging; and biomedical optics. Click to learn more about our research.State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our departmental faculty labs are located on the sixth and seventh floors of beautiful Nils Hasselmo Hall, which is positioned on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus, at the crossroads of the University's engineering and medical schools. The University is also home to several major research centers and institutes that provide valuable expertise and facilities for our faculty and students.Dynamic Twin Cities Communities: Quality of life in the Twin Cities has consistently been ranked as among the best in the nation, combining a relatively low cost of living with a nationally recognized arts and theater community, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping, and restaurants for every taste. The beautiful, diverse communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone!

Connections with Medical School: The U's Medical School, located across the street from our building, provides our students with abundant opportunities for collaboration and research. In addition to having several graduate faculty members in Medical School departments, our graduate program is a very active participant in the combined MD/MS and MD/PhD programs. Click to learn more about these dual degree programs offered by the Medical School.Ties to Local Industry: The Twin Cities area is home to more than 300 medical device companies, including Boston Scientific,  3M, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical. This thriving local device industry was spawned in large part by our graduates, and our program continues to produce industry leaders. In the last decade nearly half of our graduates secured employment at a local device company upon completing their degrees.

Prospective Students

MS and PhD Application Information

Combined BBmE/MS Application Information

Current Students

University log-in required BMEGS Intranet (enrolled BME grad students only)

Graduate Minor in BME


Course Lists


Rachel Jorgenson
Graduate Program Coordinator


Graduate School

Neuroengineering IGERT