Biomedical Engineering

Students choose the framework for their master's program from three tracks: master of science research, master of science design and master of science non-thesis track.

The Biomedical Engineering program at Brown provides cutting–edge, interdisciplinary, graduate–level education at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine.

The program features an interdisciplinary approach in four complementary research areas:

  • Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine
  • Neuroengineering/Imaging
  • Biomaterials/Nanotechnology
  • Biomechanics

Research in these areas is advancing the understanding of fundamental problems in biology and medicine, while developing new therapies to improve the quality of life for people with medical problems.

The program is distinguished by its strong and collaborative connections between academic science, clinical medicine, and industry. Graduate students take engineering, biology and medical school courses, gain valuable clinical experience at nearby teaching hospitals associated with the Brown Medical School, and engage in stimulating internships at companies commercializing biomedical technologies. These opportunities, coupled with dissertation research, give graduate students both the intellectual and the practical skills required for developing today's emerging science into useful biomedical technology and therapies.

Students are able to customize their curriculum and can choose between 3 tracks:

  • Master of Science Research Track
  • Master of Science Design Track
  • Master of Science Non–Thesis Track

Admission Requirements

  • GRE General: Not required
  • GRE Subject: Not required

Application Deadline: June 1

Sc.M. Completion Requirements

An approved program of study consisting of eight semester courses, not more than three for thesis research and at least five structured, advanced-level courses, at least two of which must be in biology and two in engineering; thesis.

Center for Biomedical Engineering
Brown University
Box G-B3
171 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]

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Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering: Vicki Colvin

Director of Graduate Studies: Marissa Gray