In 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasted jobs in biomedical engineering would grow twice as fast as jobs in all industries between 2006 and 2016. That prediction only lends greater weight to our longtime commitment to the field and the School of Engineering's latest initiative: a PhD program in Biomedical Engineering.
Its curriculum proudly combines the best from our chemistry, engineering, and computer science divisions with the biomedical science offerings from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. That partnership allows our students to take advantage of the facilities, faculties, and associated research programs at each school.
We also offer interdisciplinary thesis tracks in which both institutions have been strong for several years:
Lab rotations at industrial sites provide additional opportunities for students to explore potential career paths in biomedical engineering, ensuring broad exposure to the field’s many applications.
You can apply to either the School of Engineering or SUNY Downstate for consideration into the Biomedical Engineering, PhD program. The admission committee of the school to which you apply will evaluate your application.