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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering



What will I learn?

In the Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate program, you'll advance health care by using the latest experimental and computational techniques at the intersection of biology, medicine, and engineering. You can focus on topics in biomaterials, tissue engineering, orthopedics, medical devices, molecular therapies, bioinstrumentation, cardiovascular, biosensors, and ergonomics/human factors engineering or chart your own path in an area of mutual interest with one of our renowned faculty.

Research areas include:




Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,276.00 per year
Start date

18 December 2023


College of Engineering

130 Natural Resources Road,

Marston Hall,



01003, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

As an international student applicant (non-U.S. citizens who do not hold U.S. Permanent Resident Status), you may be considered for admission to master's or doctoral degree programs if you have attained your baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited American college or university, or possess an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School accepts the following:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum combined score of 80. We accept results from the in-person version or the iBT Home Edition only. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Scores.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): minimum combined score of 6.5

Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 105

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): minimum overall score of 53


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