Biomedical Engineering, MS and Ph.D.

Fall Admissions Deadlines: May 15th (MS); May 1st (Ph.D.); Priority deadline - January 15th
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 15th (MS); November 15th (Ph.D.)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York is the only public biomedical engineering program in New York City and our department is the primary engineering partner in the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a unique consortium of leader medical research centers in NY City. As a recognized leader in scientific excellence, state-of-the-art research facilities, and partnerships with the premier health care and medical research institution of New York City, internationally recognized faculty members conduct both basic medical research and transitional biotechnology development in state-of-the-art research facilities. 

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Urban model for excellence in biomedical engineering: only here at ccny


Annual grant funding


1st in Diversity, 7th in Research Activity, and 12th in overall quality by the 2011 NRC Ranking


class research equipment including nano-fabrication, multiphoton, confocal, and more


graduates landed faculty positions in universities such as Cornell, UCal, and U of Michigan

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Student Info

The graduate students at BME of CCNY come from all over the world and with diverse undergraduate degrees including BME, biotechnology, traditional engineering disciplines and computer science, as well as physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry. The graduates have found jobs in industry like Pfizer, Medtronics, and Covidien, or continue to postdoctoral training in institutions like Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, to name a few.

Faculty Info

Among BME faculty, there are six Fellows in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and one member of all three U.S. national academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, who is also a recipient of the 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering and the 2023 National Medal of Science. Two BME faculty members have served as the president of the BME society.

BME Curricular innovation

Curricular Innovation

Centrally located between top ranked hospitals where students participate in joined research activities / Diverse academic community with world-class faculty / Strong commitment to research excellence / All students find placements in labs / Comprehensive curriculum: Biomedical, Clinical Sciences and Engineering; Clinical Evaluation; Business Principles and Entrepreneurship / Accelerated industry preparation: Our practical training prepares students to make an immediate impact upon employment in the medical technology industry.


Admissions Facts

Biomedical Engineering - MS

Total Credits: 30

GRE Required: Optional

Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT), 79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE) or 100 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.S.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

Program Advisor: Prof. Bingmei Fu

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Biomedical Engineering - Ph.D.

Total Credits: 60 (36 course credits and 24 dissertation research credits)

GRE Required: Optional (Applicants that intend to submit an application without GRE scores are encouraged to contact faculty with whom they would like to work with)

Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT), 79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE) or 100 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: Ph.D.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

Program Advisor: Prof.Lucas C. Parra

For more information, please visit the Program Website


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