Graduate Degree and Certificate Options

Are you seeking a career in the healthcare industry, medical device development, entrepreneurship, or regulatory affairs? Or perhaps you’re interested in combining engineering research and design with clinical care? We are offering multiple exciting new pathways to a graduate degree to meet the diverse career interests of our students and the industry's growing demand of biomedical engineers with advanced degrees.

PhD Options

Biomedical Engineering PhD (post-BS or post-MS options)

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences PhD (for applicants/students without an engineering background)

Combined Clinical MD-PhD BME (MSTP)

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Auditory Neuroscience (TPAN)

MS Options

MS Biomedical Engineering (MS BME, with thesis)

MS BME Professional Master's (coursework only)

Concurrent MS BME and MBA

NEW! Combined MS BME and MD

NEW! MS Biomedical Engineering (online, coursework only)

MSE/MS with Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

MS Options for Current Purdue BME Undergrads

Fifth-Year Combined BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering (thesis option)

Fifth-Year Combined BS/MS Professional Master's (coursework only)

Certificate Options 

Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Science for Medical Devices 

Combined MS BME/MD Program

A research-based master’s degree program at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is available for Indiana University School of Medicine medical students seeking to earn both MD and MS BME degrees. The seamless integration of the timelines for the two degrees allows these students to complete both degrees in five years. The MS BME/MD program leverages the students’ clinical training and medical school coursework to advance innovative engineering solutions for challenges in healthcare delivery. Significant areas for translational research projects include implantable medical devices, engineered tissues and biomaterials, point-of-care diagnostics, advanced medical imaging, and systems engineering of healthcare delivery. Students earning this degree gain firsthand knowledge of medical technology innovation and strategies for clinical translation. They will strengthen their ability to pursue medical research, to facilitate clinical testing of new therapies, and to collaborate effectively with the biomedical industry.