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Biomedical Engineering

For more information contact

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708-0281
(919) 660-5132

Email: MS program:

           PhD program:

General Information

Degree offered:
Masters, Ph.D.
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
100% of Ph.D. students; masters students are self funded
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021
Application Deadline

Program Description

Areas of specialization include: biochemical engineering, bioanalytic chemistry, biofluid mechanics, biomedical materials, biomedical modeling, biosensors, biotechnology, cell and tissue engineering, computational systems biology and synthetic biology, DNA-based therapeutics, data acquisition and processing, drug delivery, electrophysiology, ultrasound imaging and instrumentation, orthopaedic biomechanics, molecular surface engineering, neuronal circuits of the brain, physiologic transport and flow, protein engineering, radionuclide imaging, women's reproductive health, soft tissue mechanics, genomics, and optical coherence tomography. The department comprises approximately 56,000 sq. ft. of office and laboratory space. Excellent computer facilities and services are available, along with unrestricted access to the Duke University library system, including the Medical Center Library, the Bostock Library, and the Math-Physics Library. The department has its own machine shop. Study is enhanced by strong, active collaboration with the Duke University Medical Center and the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina. Opportunities are available for students to collaborate with medical industry.


Spring Application

PhD and master’s