List of Schools Offering Accredited Biomedical Engineering Programs

Links to 50 U.S. universities and colleges with accredited Biomedical Engineering (Bioengineering) programs. Although ABET, Inc. is asking programs to focus on student outcomes an accredited program does not necessarily prepare its graduates well for corporate careers. The prospective student would be well advised to ask for job statistics from the biomedical engineering program they are interested in to establish what percentage of the B.S. graduates pursuing jobs in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry are getting them within 6 months of graduation. Every ABET accredited program should have statistics of this type to share. If they don’t they have not established an important feedback mechanism to check on the success of their graduates.  This is particularly galling since feedback is an extremely important part of developing any quality product not to mention electronic devices and programs.

NOTE: If they can’t give you hard statistics then you have to ask yourself just how well they are looking out for the future welfare of their students.  ( See The B.S. Biomedical Engineer’s Job Dilemma )

After you find a few possible school choices check out how many students graduated from their BME program at The Academic Program Information Resource . It’s the fastest way to compare relative program sizes available on the web as far as I know.

The following was obtained from the BMES website.

Akron, The University of
Alabama at Birmingham, University of
Arizona State University
Boston University
Brown University
California, San Diego, University of
California, San Diego, University of
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America, The
Cincinnati, University of
Columbia University
Drexel University
Duke University
Florida International University (University Park)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hartford, University of
Illinois at Chicago, University of
Iowa, University of
Johns Hopkins University, The
Louisiana Tech University
Marquette University
Miami, University of
Michigan Technological University
Michigan, University of
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of
New York at Stony Brook, State University of
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Northwestern University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania, University of
Pittsburgh, University of
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester, University of
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Saint Louis University
Syracuse University
Tennessee at Knoxville, University of
Texas A & M University
Texas at Austin, University of
Toledo, The University of
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University
Western New England College
Wisconsin-Madison, University of
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University

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5 thoughts on “List of Schools Offering Accredited Biomedical Engineering Programs

    1. Dear Kue,

      Yes, of course you can! You can start by studying the background required to do the research at the undergraduate level ( cell physiology, microbiology, etc. ). You may have to take extra courses to get the appropriate background which will prolong the time you will need to get the M.Sc. Before you do anything ask the chair of the department you are interested in applying to what you need to know.

      Joaquin Mayoral


  1. Dear Lora,

    I would say that given the competition for medical school you want to have every possible advantage. I would also urge you to look at the posts on this site concerning the job prospects for B.S. Biomedical Engineers. I would also suggest the MDIF series to get a better idea of what the medical device industry engineers and managers say they want to see in a graduate.


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