Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Biomedical Engineering in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE (International applicants only)
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Personal statement of research interests
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Biomedical Engineering
|For Financial Consideration||Fall: February 15 Spring: October 15 Summer: February 15|
|Otherwise||Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.|
Although housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, biomedical engineering at Nebraska is highly interdisciplinary, integrating engineering, biology, and medicine. Collaboration occurs among students and faculty from several of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering departments and between those in industry at local hospitals and medical centers. Major emphasis is placed on employing engineering techniques to improve human health by understanding both the engineering and medical needs of a situation.
Careers in medical research and medical practice including applications in tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioinstrumentation, nanobiology, medical imaging, robotics, and ergonomics, as well as clinical, orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering are all possible through biomedical engineering. The rewards are great when using the problem-solving skills learned in engineering to find solutions to healthcare issues.
Courses and MoreStudents in Biomedical Engineering are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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