48 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Arizona established the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program to address the increasing importance of engineering approaches in modern biomedical research and new medical technologies.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

Biomedical engineering is a discipline that integrates the engineering sciences with biology and medicine. The field of biomedical engineering has seen a dramatic escalation in activity over the past 20 years leading to the development of a wide variety of medical devices, medical procedures, and a basic understanding of biological processes. 

The strength of the Biomedical Engineering program from University of Arizona is derived from the breadth of research activities among our interdisciplinary faculty. Faculty from numerous departments within the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences participate in this interdisciplinary graduate program. The major research areas are Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy, Bioinoformatics, Bioinstrumentation and Devices, Biomaterals and Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics, Biosensors, Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering, Neuroengineering, Nanomedicine, and all inbetween. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology for Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology for Biomedical Engineering
  • Measurement and Data Analysis in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging 
  • Contrast Agents, Molecular Imaging, and Kinetics (Spring)
  • Biological and Synthetic Materials 
  • Biomechanical Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®
143 (verbal)
151 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE scores are NOT required.
  • A 1-2 page essay or statement of purpose describing your background, research interests and career goals. Include in your statement any information pertinent to your research experience, whether in course work, special projects or employment. 
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation from former professors or individuals knowledgeable about your academic and scientific abilities. Students can submit/request additional letters of recommendation, if desired. Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via the Grad App portal.
  • For initial application, Unofficial College transcripts required. If accepted into program, Official Transcripts will be required prior to matriculation. Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, or quantitative life sciences for admission into the program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (recommended 3.3). 
  • CV/Resume document/PDF uploaded.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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