Graduate Study
Special Programs

Graduate students at McCormick have additional opportunities to engage in courses and field experiences that complement their study in biomedical engineering.

Graduate Students

The following programs are open to all graduate students:


The Certificate in Global and Ecological Health Engineering provides students with focused training in context-sensitive biomedical and environmental engineering design. It is designed for students who plan to work in positions outside of the United States or beyond the traditional borders of industry.

Graduate Minor in Entrepreneurship

The target audience are students that plan to pursue entrepreneurship at some point in their career. For those students focused on research, the Certificate would be a great skillset complement for research that is at the point where traditional funding sources no longer exist and commercialization is the next logical step.


The Concentration in Translational Biomedical Engineering provides an opportunity to develop and practice skills including project management, clinical trial design, and medical device regulation.  In addition to coursework, the concentration includes a paid six-month internship in the biomedical device or pharmaceutical fields.  We strive to provide internship opportunities that expose students to the many different areas where biomedical engineers can work after graduation.  Internship opportunities include start-up firms, service companies, and established companies. 

PHD Students

The following programs are open to all PhD students:


The biotechnology training program is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides select graduate students with greater research and training opportunities than those available through individual departments.


The DPT-PhD (Eng) program seeks to combine advanced training in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy for one clear benefit: improved rehabilitation therapies and technologies for patients with movement disorders.

Pathophysiology and Rehabilitation of Neural Dysfunction (PRND) training grant

The mission of the Pathophysiology and Rehabilitation of Neural Dysfunction (PRND) training program is to develop researchers who are able to work on the fundamental mechanisms underlying disabling neurological illness, to guide the development of clinically relevant tools for quantifying and relieving the severity and impact of neurologic illness, and to pursue research on the effects of rehabilitation interventions on such disabling illnesses. The program is open to students enrolled in the PhD program and to postdoctoral fellows.