Top-ranked. And tailored for you.

Consistently ranked among the top five biomedical engineering programs in world, Duke BME offers flexible master's degree options and outstanding opportunities to help you prepare for the career you wantwhether it's in academia, in industry or in entrepreneurship.

Choose from a research-intensive Master of Science or an industry-focused Master of Engineering. Customize your studies for today's sought-after fields. And benefit from our welcoming community, entrepreneurial opportunities and strong ties with Duke University Medical Center.

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The Duke Difference

Duke BME master's students are part of an energetic community focused on advancing innovations to improve human health. We partner with clinical teams to design solutions for unmet needs and collaborate with industry to deliver technologies that make a difference in people's lives. Our students are integral to this mission and we are dedicated to helping them prepare to become the next generation of leaders in the field. 

 Recognized Excellence

  • One of the world’s first biomedical engineering programs
  • Ranked #3 in the world by Shanghai Ranking
  • Faculty ranked among top 10 in U.S. for scholarly research productivity
  • Close ties to Duke School of Medicine, ranked #10 in U.S.

 Flexible Degree Options

  • Master of Science—Focused studies with a thesis or research project for students interested in tech careers or doctoral study
  • Master of Engineering—Technical studies plus business coursework and internship for students interested in industry careers

 14 Concentrations

  • Bioelectric Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics 
  • Imaging & Biophotonics
  • Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Biotechnology (certificate option available!)
  • Computational Modeling 
  • Drug & Gene Delivery
  • Health Data Science
  • Immune Engineering
  • Medical Device Design
  • Neural Engineering
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

 Entrepreneurial Culture

  • 18 startups based on faculty innovation
  • BME Startup Prize & BRiDGE BME-based startup incubator
  • Workshops and mentoring through Entrepreneurship @ Duke Engineering program

 Outstanding Opportunities

  • Research funding through BME Master's Fellowships
  • Competitive Design Health Fellows program
  • Dedicated career services
  • Access to Duke BME Alumni Network

BME Student

"What made me choose Duke was its reputation for academic excellence and its goal of helping each student maximize his or her own potential."

Jerrod Brown, Duke BME M.Eng. Grad
Medical Device Assembler, Boston Scientific

Ranked #4 biomedical engineering graduate program in the U.S. (U.S. News)

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