- Biomedical Imaging and Bioelectronics
- Cell and Tissue Engineering
- Molecular Medicine and Drug Delivery
- Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation Engineering
Biomedical Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary major that combines engineering and the medical sciences. M.S.B.E. students at the University of South Florida work with a graduate advisor to design an individual training plan that draws on courses from engineering, medicine, public health, pharmacy, business, and the life sciences. Graduates are trained to solve complex problems in areas such as artificial organs, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors and instrumentation, computational modeling, drug development and targeting, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, prosthetic devices, and regenerative medicine.
The M.S.B.E. program capitalizes on USF’s strengths in Engineering and in the Health Sciences and collaborations with affiliate institutions, including the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital, to develop and commercialize new technologies that spawn growth of biomedical companies throughout the region and catalyze scientific discoveries that lead to better health care and improved quality of life.
Students in the Major may choose to specialize in one of several nationally-recognized areas of biomedical engineering strength at USF, including:
• Biomedical Imaging
• Cell and Tissue Engineering
• Molecular Medicine
• Drug and Gene Delivery
• Rehabilitation Engineering
Major Research Areas: Biomedical Imaging, Bioelectronics, Cellular-level drug discovery and Tissue Engineering, Molecular Medicine, Drug and Gene Delivery
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or equivalent
- GRE with preferred minimum scores:
- Quantitative > 75th percentile
- Verbal > 50th percentile
- Analytical Writing 4.0 or better;
- Statement of purpose and CV
- Two (2) letters of reference
Note: Exceptionally qualified students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines may be admitted into the BME M.S. Major on a case-by-case evaluation of their credentials.