Program Overview

The graduate curriculum in biomedical engineering is track-free at the master’s level while at the doctoral level, it consists of three tracks: biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and biosignals and biomedical imaging. Initial graduate study in biomedical engineering is designed to expand the student’s undergraduate preparation in the direction of the track chosen. In addition, sufficient knowledge is acquired in other areas to facilitate broad appreciation of problems and effective collaboration with specialists from other scientific, medical, and engineering disciplines.

We have comprehensive programs for both master's and doctoral graduate students. Our popular master’s-to-Ph.D. program allows students to complete the requirements of a master’s degree and then convert to the Ph.D. track upon successfully passing a qualifying examination. We also have a growing number of M.D./Ph.D. students, who combine their medical education with research programs in Biomedical Engineering.

Comprehensive details of the graduate program and courses can be found at
http://bulletin.engineering.columbia.edu/graduate-programs-1


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