Graduate Studies

The biomedical engineering program offers both master's and doctoral degrees.

Typically, a master's degree is completed in 1.5-2 years. Students complete the core curriculum and electives and undertake a research project.

Doctoral students also complete core coursework with electives but at the 600 level and conduct in-depth research where they demonstrate a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their field of study. Doctoral students are also expected to demonstrate an understanding of the development of technologies for the healthcare industry.

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.

Learning and Research Experiences

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.
  • opportunity to 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.

Funding Opportunities 

Resources for Graduate Students

Master’s Students

Doctoral Degree 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.