The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree (MS), the Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD), and the Doctor of Engineering Science degree (EngScD). We also offer the PhD component of the MD/PhD program in collaboration with Columbia University Medical School.



Master of Science Program

The Master of Science degree program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Columbia University offers world-class biomedical engineering education and opportunities for cutting edge research and innovation. LEARN MORE

Doctoral Program

The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering is a hands-on learning experience that integrates world-class research and advanced coursework at the cutting edge of biomedical engineering. PhD candidates will work in close collaboration with prominent faculty and clinicians to develop interdisciplinary skills and become leaders in academia and industry. Columbia Biomedical Engineering provides unparalleled access to the nation’s top research hospitals and clinical collaborators at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, as well as the unique opportunity to live and study in the heart of New York City. LEARN MORE


Full application details are available on the Graduate Student Affairs site.


Graduate students have a number of housing opportunities in the Morningside Heights neighborhood. The three main sources are University Apartment Housing (UAH), International House, and off-campus listings. UAH operates Columbia-owned apartments and dormitory-style suites in the Morningside area within walking distance of the campus.