Carnegie Mellon University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 47.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 47.6k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 janeiro
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 608pts.

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    The M.S. program, built upon the interdisciplinary, collaborative culture of Carnegie Mellon University, provides an ideal opportunity for career advancement in biomedical engineering or transitions from other disciplines into biomedical engineering.

    The large degree of flexibility and wide choice of research advisors allow M.S. education to be tailored according to the student's personal goal, from R&D in biotechnology, healthcare, to university faculty. A practicum course provides opportunities for clinical exposure at local hospitals. Students may choose between the traditional Research-Option M.S. program and the accelerated Practicum-Option M.S. program. The latter may further be combined with the Program of Engineering & Technology Innovation Management or Program of Technology Ventures to form a dual M.S. program. Students wishing to enter Carnegie Mellon's Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering must reapply and compete with the general pool of Ph.D. applicants 

    • Engineering Biomaterials
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Molecular and Micro-Scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine 
    • Engineering Molecular Cell Biology
    • Bioprocess Design
    • Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology
    • Biological Transport and Drug Delivery
    • Introduction to Neuroscience for Engineers
    • Neural Data Analysis
    • Neural Signal Processing
    • Computational Bio-Modeling and Visualization
    • Microfluidics 
    • Cellular Biomechanics
    • Molecular Biomechanics
    • Continuum Biomechanics: Solid and Fluid Mechanics of Physiological Systems
    • Cardiovascular Mechanics
    • Surgery for Engineers
    • Bioinstrumentation 
    • Biomaterial Host Interactions in Regenerative Medicine
    • Precision Medicine for Biomedical Engineers
    • Stem Cell Engineering
    • Advanced Physiology
    • Bioimage Informatics
    • Medical Image Analysis
    • Medical Devices
    • Special Topics: Applied Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    • Special Topics: Inventive Problem Solving in Biomedical Engineering
    • Special Topics: Introduction to Biophotonics

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    • Bachelor's degree from a recognized 4-year university, in any engineering or engineering-related disciplines including computer science, biological science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or applied mathematics
    • Strong quantitative skills and background in life sciences, as evidenced by coursework or research experience
    • Transcripts from all the universities attended (non-official transcripts acceptable for admissions review)
    • GRE general test - Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Writing (non-official report acceptable for admissions review)
    • TOEFL - for all non-native-English-speaking students regardless of previous education in English-speaking institutions, with a minimum of 22 for all the iBT sub-scores (non-official report acceptable for admissions review)
    • Three letters of recommendation, submitted online directly by the referees
    • Statement of Purpose, as part of the online application
    • Non-refundable fee of US $65

    GRE and TOEFL Information

    • GRE and TOEFL scores must be within the valid period; GRE scores are valid for 5 years, TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years.
    • Applicants must self-report and enter the scores in the online application; official reports from Education Testing Service (ETS) are not required until after admission.
    • ETS Information
      • GRE CMU Code: 2074
      • GRE BME Department Code: 1603
      • TOEFL Code: 8468-01
      • ETS Telephone Number: 800 529 3590
    • GRE may be substituted with MCAT or DAT upon petition.
    • TOEFL may be substituted with IELTS. The minimal acceptable IELTS band score is 7.5.


    1. Students with a strong academic performance may, upon recommendation of a faculty committee, receive financial aid for summer research with the advisor after the first year. The decision is on a competitive basis and takes into consideration both course grades and research achievement during the first year.
    2. Some students may be appointed as a paid Teaching Assistant, which involves a modest amount of work and compensation. Selection is based on the need of teaching assistance, the skills of the student, and his/her course performance. Non native-English speaking students must pass an English proficiency test administered by the University to be eligible.
    3. In some cases a student may receive support from the advisor during the second year as a Research Assistant. The Department provides guidelines but in general allows the advisor to make the decision.
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