Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Why study biomedical engineering at Binghamton University? 

The goal of biomedical engineers is to improve human health through advances in healthcare and medicine. This includes advancing our understanding of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injury, disease and the health complications associated with physiologic and sociologic factors such as aging, environment and diet. 

Addressing how to use these basic science research advances for improved health care represents a major challenge for biomedical engineers of the coming generation. 

Improvements in our ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic illness, and to do so at reasonable cost, has become a focus of the national healthcare agenda. Accordingly, the goal of the biomedical engineering program at Binghamton University is to prepare graduate engineers to face not only these new 21st century challenges, but also to advance new technologies for better healthcare. 

Degrees Offered 

  • MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • Combined BS/MS 4+1 degree for Binghamton undergraduates 

Student testimonial

Mridu Malik discusses why she chose Binghamton University and the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science to pursue her master's and PhD in biomedical engineering. 

Learning and research experiences

The BME graduate program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, business, academia and research lab environments by offering a flexible program of coursework and mentoring that enables students to engage in creative and independent research on a cutting-edge topic.

The program provides the student with access to:

  • The Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center with staff to assist in the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Computing clusters for high-speed data analysis, modeling, and simulation.
  • Laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for cell and tissue culture research, genomics research, proteomics research, molecular imaging, as well as biomaterials research facilities.
  • Lab animal resources for small animal research.
  • The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) Center for micro and nanosystems engineering.
  • Collaborate with clinicians practicing at nearby medical centers, including
    Binghamton General Hospital, Wilson Hospital, the Upstate Medical Center, the Bassett Healthcare Center and the Guthrie Health Center.
  • Industry-funded projects that provide valuable experience with industrial-academic collaborative research.

Career outcomes

Our BME graduates have diverse career opportunities in academia, industries and businesses, working to improve human health and well-being through scientific and technological innovations.

Information for prospective students


Graduate students who are well qualified may receive assistantships, such as teaching assistantships (TA), research project assistantships (RPA) or graduate assistantships (GA). Funding decisions are decided among the admitted pool of applicants in the spring semester for fall admissions and as needed for spring admissions. Domestic and international MS and PhD students are considered for funding. 

Resources for current students 

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in Watson College, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact Watson College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.