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Biomedical Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
The Biomedical Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. programs are strongly research-oriented, with emphasis on the student independent research work reflected in a thesis or dissertation. The research areas underlying these programs fall into two broad categories: Regenerative Medicine and Sensing Systems.
Soft Material Robotics (Ph.D.)
The Soft Material Robotics NSF | IGERT Ph.D. program is rooted in biomimetics. To produce new materials, structures, and controls based on discoveries in biology, students will be educated in a depth and breadth of knowledge in a range of fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Students must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative manner on high-innovation, high-risk projects.
The Bioengineering Certificate program is designed to train electrical engineers in the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, biotechnology professionals with training in tissue engineering to develop tissue implants, and mechanical engineers who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints. The certificate program allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study.
The Bioengineering Biomaterials track of the Bioengineering Master's program involves the study of the interaction of biomaterials with their environment in the context of biomedical applications. Students will be encouraged to focus their studies on one of several biomedically relevant topics, including tissue engineering, biological delivery, or the interaction of biomaterials with mammalian tissues.
Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of bachelor or master in engineering or basic/applied/health sciences. Requirements include a basic knowledge of biology, math through ordinary differential equations, and some basic engineering courses (for example, fluid mechanics, properties of materials, thermodynamics, circuit theory). Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements. Tufts will offer the opportunity for students accepted into the graduate program to attend courses specifically designed to provide appropriate background in areas such as biology, mathematics, circuit theory, chemical engineering, etc.
Fall: January 15 (all programs)
Spring: September 15 (M.S.)
GRE General Test scores required.
For more information, visit the Department of Biomedical Engineering.