Graduate Program

The biomedical engineering program at Brown provides cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, graduate-level education at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine. The program features an interdisciplinary approach in four complementary research areas:  I) Neuroengineering, II) Biosensors and Bioplatforms, III) Mechanobiology, and IV) Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine. Research in these areas is advancing the understanding of fundamental problems in engineering, biology, and medicine, while developing new therapies to improve the quality of life for people with medical problems. The program is distinguished by its quantitative rigor and strong collaborative connections between academic science, clinical medicine, and industry. Graduate students take engineering, biology, and medical school courses, gain valuable clinical experience at nearby teaching hospitals associated with Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School, and engage in stimulating internships at companies commercializing biomedical technologies. These opportunities, coupled with an emphasis on dissertation research, give graduate students both the intellectual and the practical skills required for developing today's emerging science into useful biomedical technologies and therapies.