Our Graduate Programs

  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

    The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 24 graded credit hours of course work and 6 credits of MS thesis. 

  • M.E. in Biomedical Engineering

    The BME M.E. program features a 12-month curriculum of carefully sequenced courses that give students the end-to-end skills needed to develop and commercialize biomedical innovations. 

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

    The Ph.D. program is an opportunity to become an expert on a specific research topic and train for a career involving independent research.

Earn Both a Ph.D. and M.D.

Some graduate students earn a Ph.D. in BME from the School of Engineering and an M.D. from the School of Medicine. This is the groundwork for pioneering advances in clinical practice through research.

Resources for Current Students

  • UVA Engineering Graduate Student Resources

    Explore our resources for graduate students, including professional development support and ways to get involved at UVA Engineering.

  • Academic Planning

    Find timelines, forms and guidance for completing your degree on schedule.

  • Resources for BME Grad Students

    Find information program requirements, the graduate student handbook and additional resources

Why Choose Biomedical Engineering at UVA?

A sense of community that goes beyond an individual lab or research field

There is a widespread drive within our department to collaborate and help others succeed. This is reinforced by a strong thematic cohesion within and among the department's research strengths.

Co-location within a top-ranked Medical School and Medical Center

There are key advantages to being located within the #1 Hospital in Virginia. These include a deep emphasis on translation, unmatched clinical exposure, cutting-edge resources and accessible faculty and senior mentors.

A tight-knit graduate student culture and vibrant local community

In choosing a graduate school, you are choosing a local community as well as an academic home. Here's what it's like to be a BME graduate student in Charlottesville, VA.

Strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion

We want every BME community member to feel valued and welcomed. Our proactive strategy respects and values all members in order to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive department.

Programs and paths tailored to the aspirations of individual students

When there isn’t a program to meet our students’ needs, we create one. Our innovative educational components and professional development opportunities recognize the various future paths of modern graduate students.

Graduate Program Contacts

Donald Richieri Griffin

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Director

Donald Griffin improves clinical translation of acellular and cellular therapies through enhanced hydrogel-tissue integration, specifically focusing on the development of passive and active instructional microenvironments using microscale building blocks.

Kimberly Fitzhugh-Higgins

Graduate Student Coordinator

Jonathan J. Rosen, PhD

Director of Professional Studies, Professor of the Practice, Biomedical Engineering, Director, BME Master of Engineering
Dr. Jonathan Rosen teaches and guides graduate Biomedical Engineers as they design their future and advance our standard of healthcare with breakthrough medical technologies. He is the Director of Professional Studies and Professor of Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the…