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Dr. Christ Contag oversees students working in the lab

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to advance healthcare practices, including medical diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. This highly multidisciplinary field cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries of engineering, biology, and medicine, and emphasizes the importance of translational engineering research that makes findings from basic science useful for practical applications that improve human health.

The BME Department at Michigan State University (MSU) offers PhD and Master's graduate programs.  A wide range of course offerings and research activities allows an individual program to be designed to fit the background, capabilities, and goals of the student.  


See Department of Biomedical Engineering's Graduate Academic Program section to learn more about our graduate program and degree requirements.  For application requirements, please see the "How to Apply" section.  The College of Engineering also provide additional resources for prospective graduate students.


Michigan State University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), and The Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (ICT Mumbai) have signed agreements to advance research collaborations and strengthen international collaborations.  All three academic institutions have agreed to allow students to enroll in a doctoral engineering program at the reciprocal institution while enrolled at their home institution.  Click here to learn more about the dual PhD programs. 





Tim Whitehead (right) and his graduate assistant in the lab.