Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Biomedical Engineering (PHD, MS)


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in biomedical engineering. Our programs are flexible and affordable options for students dedicated to advancing healthcare and medicine through the understanding of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human injury and disease. Our curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, exposing students to faculty from each specialization and fostering theoretical and practical experience from many different perspectives. Funding is offered in the form of teaching, research and graduate assistantship stipends. In many cases teaching assistantships include health insurance and a tuition scholarship. Other funding resources are also available.

As one of only 150 biomedical engineering programs in the country, our curriculum is designed to prepare students for academic or industry careers related to medical technology as well as entrepreneurial pursuits in the healthcare field. Other than core classes and electives, master’s students are required to undertake a research thesis project with the guidance of a faculty advisor. Doctoral students are expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field of study.

Professional Development
Biomedical engineering graduate students have access to resources such as the Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center. Incubator space and technology transfer support are also available to students interested in pursuing new ventures. For the graduate seminar that includes the Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series, the department invites several distinguished guest speakers in the field to discuss their research.

The curriculum allows students space to explore specialties and orient their research in specific areas of interest throughout their course of study. Past research areas of interest include 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, nanomedicine and stem cells. A local chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society has also been established. Watson Career and Alumni Connections offers professional advice and services such as interview guidance, cover letter critiques and networking opportunities.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The bachelor of science programs in the engineering disciplines in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor of science program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

International Student Requirements:

International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic/Duolingo* scores) *In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School at Binghamton University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency for applications to the fall 2020 semester.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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