University of Houston

Cullen College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering


4800 Calhoun Rd

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77004

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees: 1. Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering 2. Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) in Biomedical Engineering The graduate programs are open to all qualified individuals with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Engineering or related field. Before starting the program, students will choose from one of the following three tracks: 1) Neural, Cognitive, and Rehabilitation Engineering: We focus on neural implants, neurogenesis, neurochips, cognitive engineering, neural signal and image processing and modeling, and brain computer interface from hardware to experimentation. 2) Biomedical Imaging: We focus on in vivo molecular and cellular imaging research with strong emphasis on the imaging of cancer biomarkers, therapy assessment, and cancer biology models etc. We also focus on clinical cardiovascular and brain imaging and develop an advanced interdisciplinary research field based on human cardiovascular and brain imaging. 3) Genomics, Proteomics and Bionanoscience and Engineering: We focus on gene regulatory networks, genetics of systems biology, computational biology, and infectious diseases. We also focus on innovative drug discovery and design, translational research and personalized medicine, as well as the recent advances in bionano science and engineering.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: M.S.: 30-36 7 Ph.D.:

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $428-$890 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 12000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 23000 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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