Penn State College of Engineering
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Academic Areas

Biomedical Engineering

Our biomedical engineering graduate program is part of the Penn State Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in bioengineering. Courses are taught by expert faculty in the Eberly College of Science; the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Information Sciences and Technology, and Medicine; and Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory.

We offer a flexible and mentored curriculum for a number of cutting-edge applications employing hands-on research approaches. Students enjoy ultra-modern research facilities and an exclusive partnership with the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which fosters a unique environment for collaboration among engineers, clinicians, and the biomedical industry.

Our primary research areas include:

  • Artificial Organs
  • Biomaterials
  • BioMEMS and Nanotechnology
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular Bioengineering
  • Cell Signaling and Cancer
  • Mechanobiology
  • Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery
  • Neuroimaging
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Application Information

Contact Information:

Penn State Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Programs Secretary

206 Hallowell Building

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Master of Science in Bioengineering (M.S.)

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

One-year, non-thesis option

Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering (Ph.D.)

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering (M.D./Ph.D.)

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