The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (BME GIDP) at The University of Arizona offers exciting opportunities for students interested in research and training related to biomedical engineering. Students can learn in a broad range of areas, integrating engineering, mathematics, biology, and medicine in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment. The BME GIDP offers Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees as well as graduate minor degrees in related disciplines.
The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.
Financial assistance, such as assistantships, traineeships, fellowships and internships, is available according to merit and awarded on a competitive basis after review of the applicants admitted to our program.
Required test(s): Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal: 500
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 650
Minumum GRE Written: 3.0
Minimum TOEFL: 600 or greater
Funding for Masters students is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Students may also be supported by a variety of fellowships and awards, many of which are listed by the Graduate College. The University of Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid also provides financial aid information.
We currently admit students to begin our program in Fall only. Applications are only accepted between September 15th and January 6th. All application materials must be submitted by December 1 of the year preceding entrance for international applicants, and January 6th of the entrance year for domestic applicants.
All M.S. students in the program must complete a minimum of 35 units of graduate credit including the following courses:(a) four Biomedical Engineering core courses; (b) a minimum of 3 units in a BME approved ethics course; (c) BME seminar and student forum every semester offered, but only four units will count towards the degree; (d) 1 unit of Research methods in Biomedical Engineering (lab rotations); (e) 9 units in graduate engineering, life or physical sciences, or mathematics courses; and (f) 6 units of BME Thesis. The remaining units may be chosen by the student to supplement their plan of study. A final thesis defense is required. The Master of Science program is an unfunded, two-year program. The student is expected to pay all expenses.
Minimum GPA: 3.0 or higher - recommended (3.3)
The BME GIDP MS program does not require that students complete a minor.