Discover the 11 Best Graduate Biomedical Engineering Schools – Yahoo! Voices

Bring two areas of science into one.

The biomedical engineering field allows people to satisfy passions in both engineering and the medical world. By combining a knowledge of how the human body works with problem-solving skills typically associated with engineering, biomedical engineers are spearheading new innovations related to joint replacement, prosthetics and more. These are the 11 best biomedical engineering, or bioengineering, graduate programs in the nation.

9 (tie). Boston University

Location: Boston

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 36 (tie)

Fact: Boston University’s primary biomedical engineering faculty members bring in roughly $30 million of external research funding annually, according to the university.

Learn more about the College of Engineering at Boston University.

9 (tie). Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)

Location: New York City

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 14 (tie)

Fact: Columbia’s biomedical engineering department educates undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. It also provides Ph.D. education to M.D.-Ph.D. students in conjunction with Columbia’s medical school.

Learn more about the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.

9 (tie). University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 4 (tie)

Fact: Biomedical engineering grad students at this school have six concentrations to choose from: bioelectrics and neural engineering; biomaterials and regenerative medicine; biomedical imaging and ultrasonics; biotechnology and systems biology; biomechanics and biotransport; and medical product development.

Learn more about the College of Engineering at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.

8. University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 18

Fact: Penn-educated bioengineers can perform a variety of jobs, such as helping a venture capital firm assess the potential value of a new technology, according to the university. More than 80% of bioengineering undergraduates perform independent research, the university states.

Learn more about the University of Pennsylvania.

4 (tie). Duke University (Pratt) (NC)

Location: Durham, North Carolina

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 23

Fact: More than half of Duke’s biomedical engineering faculty hold joint appointments with the university’s med school, according to the university.

Learn more about Duke University.

4 (tie). Stanford University (CA)

Location: Stanford, California

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 2

Fact: Because Stanford is located in Silicon Valley, it is within the vicinity of many life sciences companies and venture capital firms, as well as pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology companies, according to the university. That means students have access to numerous mentorship opportunities, the university states.

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4 (tie). University of California–Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, California

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 3

Fact: Berkeley’s bioengineering department offers a one-year master’s degree that — according to the university — is intended for students with plans to work in the industry. The department also offers a master’s in translational medicine and a Ph.D. in bioengineering in conjunction with the University of California–San Francisco.

Learn more about the University of California–Berkeley.

4 (tie). University of California–San Diego (Jacobs)

Location: La Jolla, California

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 9

Fact: UCSD’s bioengineering department is home to more than two dozen research groups that investigate a wide range of scientific questions. Among research areas are biosensors, cardiac mechanics, cartilage tissue engineering, integrative genomics and neural engineering, according to the university.

Learn more about the University of California–San Diego.

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 1

Fact: According to its website, MIT’s department of biological engineering sends its Ph.D. degree recipients into a variety of fields. Many venture into academia and the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry while others go into consulting, venture capital or government research, the website states.

Learn more about Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2. Emory University-Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Atlanta

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: Unranked

Fact: This biomedical engineering Ph.D. program is affiliated with Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and Emory University’s School of Medicine. A Ph.D. degree obtained through this partnership is conferred jointly by the two Atlanta-based academic institutions.

Learn more about Georgia Tech.

1. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (MD)

Location: Baltimore

U.S. News Best Graduate Engineering rank: 17

Fact: Johns Hopkins has a biomedical design studio where undergraduate and graduate students can invent and test new technology. Alumni of the graduate biomedical engineering program have obtained high-profile jobs “in medicine, academia and industry,” according to the university.

Learn more about the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Explore the highest ranked graduate biomedical engineering programs.

— 1. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

— 2. Emory University-Georgia Institute of Technology

— 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

— 4 (tie). Duke University (Pratt)

— 4 (tie). Stanford University

— 4 (tie). University of California–Berkeley

— 4 (tie). University of California–San Diego (Jacobs)

— 8. University of Pennsylvania

— 9 (tie). Boston University

— 9 (tie). Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

— 9 (tie). University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

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