General Info

  • Faculty working with students: 50+
  • Students: 350+
  • Students receiving Financial Aid: Masters students are self-funded
  • Part time study available: No
  • Application Terms: Spring, Fall
  • Application Deadlines: Spring: October 2; Fall: January 31
Application Info


Beverly Gedvillas
Master's Program Coordinator
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708-0281
(919) 660-5132




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.


Application Information

Application Terms Available: Spring, Fall

Application Deadlines: Spring: October 2; Fall: January 31

Graduate School Application Requirements
See the Application Instructions page for important details about each Graduate School requirement.

  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts required with application submission; official transcripts required upon admission
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Résumé: Required
  • GRE Scores: GRE General (Optional)
  • English Language Exam: TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test required* for applicants whose first language is not English
    *test waiver may apply for some applicants
  • GPA: Undergraduate GPA calculated on 4.0 scale required

Writing Sample
None required

Additional Components
Providing a recorded video response is required. The video recording platform is available within the online application.

We strongly encourage you to review additional department-specific application guidance from the program to which you are applying: Departmental Application Guidance (Masters)