Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The Rowan University Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a variety of graduate degree programs to equip students with a solid foundation of fundamentals in engineering and life sciences and prepare them to solve contemporary biomedical problems. We offer the Ph.D., MS (thesis and non-thesis), accelerated MS (thesis and non-thesis), MD/Ph.D., and DO/Ph.D. degrees and programs.

Rowan Biomedical Engineering graduate students are trained to use engineering approaches to solve a novel state of the art biomedical problem through hands on experiences and close faculty mentoring. Areas of biomedical research include, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical robotics, drug delivery, biomolecule detection, immunoengineering, neurodegeneration/regeneration,  synthetic biology, and synthetic biology. Students in the biomedical engineering graduate programs benefit from partnerships with physicians at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, which leads to translation of their research into the clinic. Students in research intensive programs publish their findings in top peer reviewed journals and present their work at national and international conferences.

Graduate students have the opportunity to work on world-class research (funded by NIH, NSF, DOD, AHA and others) within state of the art facilities at our main campus (Engineering Hall, opened 2017) and the Cooper Medical School Campus (Camden Joint Health Science Center Building, opened September 2019). A focus on patient centered technologies at the forefront of Henry Rowan College of Engineering’s biomedical engineering discipline, as well as a growing business school on the main campus, allows students to take advantage of South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes.

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M.S. in BME Programs

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a research-based degree, and additional graduate-level Biomedical Engineering coursework gives students an opportunity to expand their skill set in advanced topics of interest.

Ph.D. in BME Program

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering (HRCOE) emphasizes intensive, novel research within a flexible graduate curriculum with a core focused on technical fundamentals. 

MD/Ph.D. in BME Program

This Physician Engineer degree gives highly qualified applicants the opportunity to gain Biomedical Engineering research experience while pursuing an MD degree at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

DO/Ph.D. in BME Program

This Physician Engineer degree gives highly qualified applicants the opportunity to gain Biomedical Engineering research experience in while pursuing a DO degree at The Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.