Program Contact

BME Academic Office
Whitaker Building
313 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332

Master's, Biomedical Engineering
Phone: 404.385.3901

Master's, Biomedical Innovation and Development
Phone: 404.385.3901

Doctoral, Biomedical Engineering
Phone: 404.385.0482

Application Deadlines


  • February 1 (Fall admission)
  • September 1 (Spring admission)

MBID: January 15 (Fall admission)

PhD: December 1 (Fall admission)

Admittance Terms





Areas of Research

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomaterials and Regenerative Technologies
  • Biomedical Imaging & Optics
  • Cellular Engineering and Mechanics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Biomedical Informatics and Systems Modeling
  • Biomedical Robotics
  • Physiology and Clinical Design

Master's, Biomedical Innovation and Development Program (MS MBID)
Unlike other Biomedical Engineering programs, this unique professional master’s program is not a research program. Your course of study will combine biomedical engineering, hands-on product design, development, and commercialization.

Working with practicing healthcare and biomedical professionals, you and your team will be challenged to create new solutions addressing unmet clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment, surgery, hospital care, patient rehabilitation, or home healthcare environments.

Standardized Tests

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 69
  • Minimum Score Required:
  • Paper-based: 600
  • Internet-based: 100, with minimum section scores of 19

GRE Requirements

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Not required

Application Requirements

Students admitted to the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program are required to fulfill the following prerequisites prior to matriculation:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Science, or Math
  • One year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus-based physics
  • Organic chemistry (at least one semester)
  • Calculus through and including differential equations (4 semesters total)

Special Instructions

All BME PhD inquiries should be emailed to

Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development
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Master of Biomedical Engineering
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The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering offers joint programs at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Admitted students will study at both campuses. Applicants interested in the Joint Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering should apply through Georgia Institute of Technology by following the instructions on this website.

Applicants interested in the Joint M.D./Ph.D. Program should apply through Emory University.


The Office of Graduate Education has prepared application instructions to help you navigate through the admissions process. View the instructions to begin your graduate education.