Graduate Program

The School of Engineering’s graduate engineering programs consistently rank among the leading national programs.  As a member of the elite Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers University is a dynamic place for advanced research and study. With more than $60 million in research expenditures in 2013 and 150 faculty members engaging in research—from the fundamental to the applied—on a broad range of topics that impact society, the nation, and the global community, the School of Engineering is a dynamic and academically supportive environment for pursuing graduate studies. There are over 800 graduate students enrolled in School of Engineering graduate programs receiving master's of science and master's of engineering degrees as well as doctoral degrees. Our graduates, who come from all over the United States and from around the world, have gone on to successful careers in research, industry, government, and academia. 

The Biomedical Engineering graduate program provides outstanding graduate level training in six critical areas of biomedical engineering and technology including:

  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Computational Bioengineering and Biomedical Imaging
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Nanosystems Bioengineering
  • Neuroengineering
  • Physiological Systems and BioInstrumentation

Thesis projects may straddle multiple areas given that these areas are broadly defined and overlapping. 

Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University was initially established in 1965 as a track within electrical engineering, offering M.S. degrees with a BME emphasis. In 1986, the Department of Biomedical Engineering was formerly chartered as an independent entity within the School of Engineering with granting rights for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. A third degree, master's of engineering (M.Eng), was approved in June 2012 in BME. The department developed its graduate program in collaboration with RWJ/UMDNJ to provide a strong foundation in biomedical and clinical sciences along with rigorous engineering training. Effective July 1, 2013, UMDNJ merged with Rutgers and became RBHS (Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences). An online ME degree is now offered in BME, one of the very few online BME programs in the nation.  Effective in July 2017, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (old UMDNJ) and the Graduate School of New Brunswick (GSNB-Rutgers) have merged and created the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

BME includes over 75 faculty from Rutgers science and engineering, Robert Wood Johnson, other academic institutions in the area as well as local industry contacts.

More information on admissions can be found at this page or by emailing Current and prospective students can also visit to learn about the School of Graduate Studies and the resources it offers to students enrolled in our BME program.