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DEPARTMENT FACTS

  • Highly interdisciplinary faculty and research program
  • Highly ranked graduate (#9 in US) and undergraduate programs (#12 in US), according to U.S. News and World Report

FACULTY FACTS

  • 37 core and courtesy faculty members
  • 7 NSF CAREER or PYI Award winners

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

  • 150-180 undergraduate students in biomedical engineering
  • Class size is typically between 20 and 50 students
  • Cooperative education program available
  • Study abroad and foreign externships available
  • Departmental awards for summer research and academic merit
  • Undergraduate research opportunities with world-class faculty members

GRADUATE STUDY

  • Highly interdisciplinary graduate research with world-class faculty members often involving collaborations through interdisciplinary research centers and at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • All doctorate candidate graduate students are supported by fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships
  • MS degree without thesis can be completed in as little as one academic year, and MS degree with thesis can be completed in fewer than two years
  • PhD degree completion is typically five to six years (beyond BS)