Graduate Programs Lead to High Impact Careers

Graduate degree options

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing fields of engineering and the knowledge and skills of persons with advanced degrees are in high demand. Students from diverse fields of biomedical sciences and engineering can find high impact careers following a graduate degree.

The video below from the National Science Foundation describes one such career path: "A student interested in helping people and improving the lives of others through better health care and medicine has a lot of career options, and one such option is in the field of engineering! Biomedical engineering combines biology, medicine and engineering to advance human health. Michelle Khine talks about her work as a biomedical engineer, life beyond the lab, and inspiration from some unexpected sources (like Yoda and Shrinky Dinks!)"

Interdisciplinary Areas of Research Excellence

At the Weldon School, you will find highly interdisciplinary research that spans contemporary biomedical engineering. Brief videos of each of our four Areas of Research Excellence can be found on the following pages:



Engineered Biomaterials & Biomechanics





Quantitative Cellular & Systems Engineering

Diverse Graduate Degree Options

Our master’s and doctoral-level degree programs—including three exciting new pathways to a graduate degree (non-thesis MS BME, MS BME/MBA, MS BME/MD) and a new graduate training program in auditory neuroscience—can lead to a variety of exciting career paths! Students work closely with faculty mentors from multiple entities at Purdue, including the College of Engineering, College of Science, School of Pharmacy, and the School of Veterinary Medicine, to earn advanced degrees. Additional mentoring comes from clinical partners at the Indiana University School of Medicine and industrial partners at companies across the State of Indiana and Midwest. The combined faculty, staff, and facilities offer unparalleled resources and opportunities for all of our graduate students.

Cross-Disciplinary Training Programs

Ayeeshik at work Neuroscience equipment being used Research on diabetes in dogs

Physician-Engineer Training Program

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Auditory Neuroscience

Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Training in Diabetes Research Program

For more information about graduate studies at Purdue:

Complete the Purdue Graduate Studies Information Request form.

For more information about our graduate program, please contact:

BME Graduate Program Coordinator
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
Phone: (765) 494-7054