Quick Facts

Department Facts

  • Highly interdisciplinary faculty and research program
  • Highly ranked graduate (#14 in US) and undergraduate programs (#15 in US), according to U.S. News and World Report

Faculty Facts

  • 4 National Academy Members
  • Two of our faculty members belong to the select 25 people that are in all three National Academies

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 Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • 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)