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Texas A&M University

Dwight Look College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program


5045 Emerging Technologies Building
3120 TAMU

College Station,



United States


1-979- 845-2312



Program Information

Degree Offered

M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University offers an opportunity for graduate students to participate in ground-breaking research in Sensing and Imaging, Optics, Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Our outstanding faculty have strong collaborations with both medical and veterinary schools, as well as various other departments throughout the university and around the world. Our Department is in a time of growth as we have more than doubled our core faculty from 7 in 2001 to 17 in 2010. In 2011, we moved into the new Emerging Technologies Building. With more than 212,000 square feet, the building houses our students, staff and faculty and affords the opportunity to experience state-of- the art facilities, including new classrooms, labs, and office space.

The thrust of the biomedical engineering graduate program is in the areas of biomedical sensing and imaging, biomedical optics, cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology, and biomaterials. These concepts are applied and studied at whole body, tissue, cellular and molecular levels. Faculty members are presently involved in research from the macroscopic to the nanoscale in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic systems, emaging systems, soft and hard tissue biomechanics, tissue characterizations, biomaterials used in the human body, orthopedic biomechanics, FDA regulatory practices, bioinstrumentation, measurement and analysis of human body signals, and analysis of the interaction between humans and medical devices.

Information regarding these programs can be found on our website. You are also welcome to email the Graduate Advisor at with specific questions or for more information.


ABED Accredited

Eligibility Requirements:

All students with a bachelor's degree from a 4 year institution are eligible to apply. We require a minimum 3.0 GPA and a GRE Quantitative score of 150. A competitive applicant is considered to have a 3.5 GPA and a GRE Quantitative score of above 155. The department also requires three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, and transcripts, all of which are considerations for admissions.

While most students come from an engineering background of some kind, we do accept students from other disciplines. There may be additional leveling courses needed prior to taking graduate level classes; however, these are not required prior to admittance and may be taken during the first year.

# of Credits Required:

ME-30; MS-32; PhD-96

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the above requirements, international students are required to take the TOEFL and show English proficiency with a score of 80 or above. You may also show proficiency by scoring at least 146 on the Verbal section of the GRE or completing either your bachelor's degree at a US institution.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Cost Per Credit Hour:

$226.55 USD

Tuition In-State Full Time:

6400 USD

Tuition Out of State Full Time:

11900 USD

Financial Aid Offered: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive

Institution Sector: Public

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 20,000 and above