Biomedical Engineering—MS, PhD

At the nexus of the living and the synthetic, biomedical engineers are helping us to live longer — and live better. We're combining the best of the natural and artificial worlds. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

Our master's or doctorate in biomedical engineering program develops new devices at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine. We emphasize research and education in cardiovascular engineering, tissue regeneration and stem cell engineering, biomaterials, physiological measurements, biosensors, microdevices, biomechanics, and medical imaging and optics. Faculty and students have developed businesses with the technologies developed in our laboratories.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Biomedical Engineering Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the biomedical engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Biomedical Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

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Graduate Director

Jingfeng Jiang

Graduate Assistant

Alexandra Holmstrom


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your biomedical engineering MS and PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

You will work with leading biomedical engineers and scientists from across campus. Local and regional hospitals provide opportunities for clinical studies. Collaborations with leading medical institutions from across the country provide opportunities to explore the clinical applications of their research.

Where You'll Work

Our labs isolate and culture human cells, image blood flows, model complex biological processes, design new sensors and electrical circuits, and develop new biomaterials. Our facilities include digital 2-D and 3-D fluorescence microscopes, ultrasound and optical equipment, mechanical testing equipment, and cell and tissue culture facilities. A wide variety of testing, analytical, and imaging equipment is available from facilities all across campus. 

Faculty Spotlight

Jingfeng Jiang

Jingfeng Jiang
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

"Digital competency is an important skill for graduate students in the 21st century."

Computational biomedical engineering is an exciting and emerging area. With readily available computational capacities, biomedical engineers can use their computational knowledge and skills to greatly improve outcomes in healthcare, particularly, in rural areas like ours. Computational tools and analytics in Dr. Jiang’s lab can be used to assist and test therapeutic devices, and improve therapeutics in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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