Grad student Katrina Wilson looks at a slide with Professor Tatiana Segura

Graduate Degree Programs

Ranked among the best biomedical engineering programs in the world, Duke BME offers a highly regarded PhD program and Master's Degree programs.

6 Reasons to choose Duke BME

  • A thriving, interdisciplinary research environment offering unique opportunities to participate in translational research: More than half of our world-renowned faculty have joint appointments within Duke’s School of Medicine—and our $20-million Duke/Coulter Translational Research Partnership and Duke MEDx program have forged strong ties with clinical partners aimed at translating bioengineering research into advances that impact human health.
  • A highly entrepreneurial culture, with a Duke BME Startup Prize, Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship program and a strong record of student, faculty and alumni startup successes
  • Close ties to industry partners in nearby Research Triangle Park & beyond
  • Flexibility in choosing your coursework, enabling you to advance your particular interests while meeting academic requirements
  • A welcoming, inclusive and close-knit community of peers & mentors
  • A terrific location in one of America’s award-winning cities—plus a lower cost of living compared to the Northeast and West Coast

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More Benefits for choosing Duke

For PhD students:

  • Direct admission to a research group
  • Full funding, plus conference & travel support
  • PhD Plus, our innovative professional development program
  • Membership in BEPSA, our BME PhD Student Association

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For master's students:

  • Dedicated career services
  • Internship resources with BME startups and industry partners
  • Research fellowship opportunities in BME faculty labs
  • Membership in BEAMS, our supportive BME Association of Master's Students

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