University of Virginia

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Biomedical Engineering


UVa Health System #800717

PO Box 800738

Charlottesville, VA 22908

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, M. E. in Biomedical Engineering;M. S. in Biomedical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Biomedical engineering deals with the interface between technology, biology, and medicine, utilizing engineering to solve problems in the life sciences and medicine. Students from a variety of undergraduate fields enter this program. Master of Engineering degree students develop competence in a field of direct application of engineering to the health-care industry. Instrumentation, computer applications, and image processing are the chief areas of such specialization. Students planning careers in research, advanced development and design, or teaching usually pursue Ph.D. or M.S. degrees that require a thesis based on an independent research project. In the Ph.D. program, further advanced courses are followed by dissertation research in molecular and cellular engineering, imaging, bioelectricity, biotransport, biomechanics, or orthopedic engineering.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

For students whose first language is not English, ONE of the following: TOEFL scores of 250 computer-based/600 paper-based, IELTS scores of 7.0 or above, iBT scores of 90 to 100. (Note: TOEFL/IELTS scores remain valid for 2 years.)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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