Department of Biomedical Engineering


The biomedical engineering graduate program is housed at UCI's Samueli School of Engineering and closely affiliated with the College of Medicine, School of Biological Sciences and School of Physical Sciences. The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering, and a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree in conjunction with the UCI College of Medicine. There are currently 27 full-time faculty in the biomedical engineering program and 51 affiliated faculty from the various schools listed above. Research areas include micro/nano medicine, biophotonics, biocomputation and tissue engineering, with clinical emphases in neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and ophthalmology. 

We also offer a separate professional Master of Engineering program with a biomedical engineering concentration - info here. You can learn more about the program specializations, admission requirements, and deadlines at To compare the different master’s degree options, please check out this chart.

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Graduate Coordinator

Maggie Mulcare

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Associate Professor
Michelle Digman
(949) 824-3255

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M.Eng Concentration Director
Christine King