The Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Iowa grants M.S., fast-track BS/MS, and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering. Under the guidance of faculty associated with the department, a student may plan a course of study in a wide variety of areas. The educational experience can be broadly or narrowly directed and is limited only by the range of teaching and research activity currently conducted by the university.
The research and educational activities span the following broad areas of biomedical engineering:
- Bioimedical Imaging
- Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering
- Cardiovascular Biomechanics
- Cellular Engineering
- Computational Genomics
- Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
The goal of graduate study in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels is to educate students more deeply and broadly than is possible at the B.S. level in the discipline of Biomedical Engineering. The students can then apply this knowledge toward a professional career in engineering design and development, or may pursue a career in academic education.
Each student's course of study is based on his/her background, career objectives, and sound academic practice. The course of study is normally in an area in which the departmental faculty has teaching and research expertise. These areas include musculoskeletal and cardiovascular biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, computational biology and bioinformatics, and cellular systems modeling. An individual program for each student may be developed from courses offered by our department and other departments in the College of Engineering, especially Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or basic science departments in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine.
Students desiring a more general program may combine disciplines, while those desiring some specialization in any particular field may accommodate these preferences through the combination of departmental courses and appropriate electives from other departments of the College of Engineering and the University.