Why Choose the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program?

  • Funding: Admitted PhD students who are offered funding will receive a salary and tuition waiver generally for the first year of their graduate studies. Some form of funding support should be anticipated for the remaining years as long as satisfactory progress is made in academic and in research endeavors. Master's degree funding support may be available at the discretion of the faculty research advisor. Forms of support include Research Assistantships (RA), Fellowships, and Teaching Assistantships (TA).
  • Research Opportunities in Five Signature Areas: The top reason graduate students say they are attracted to our program is the alignment of student-faculty research interests.
  • Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering: Learn and work in a contemporary building with state-of-the-art research and educational facilities.
  • BIOMEDSHIP: An innovative graduate certificate program between BME, Krannert School of Management, and Indiana University School of Medicine trains graduate students to become leaders in biomedical innovation, commercialization, and management.
  • Regulatory Affairs Program: Gain in-depth knowledge of quality and regulatory compliance of medical devices through guided practice with regulatory document submissions and prepare yourself for rapid integration into regulatory affairs teams in critical areas of the industry.
  • Support Staff: A dedicated graduate program support staff provides abundant services and resources and fosters a supportive, nurturing environment to ensure your success.
  • BMEGSA: The active BME Graduate Student Association offers ample networking opportunities and social gatherings for graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborate Beyond Purdue BME, Acquire Relevant Skills: Students can tap into the expertise of faculty in many disciplines across three campuses: Purdue, Indiana University School of Medicine, and IUPUI. Our unique PhD qualifying process mentors you on practical skills to prepare you for your chosen career. For example, graduate students interested in academic careers may assist in developing curriculum for the undergraduate program.
  • A Great Place to Live: Enjoy a reasonable cost of living, a safe and clean city, and low-stress commuting all within a short distance to several large metropolitan areas.