Department of Biomedical Engineering


We are excited for the launch of the Samueli School’s professional Master of Engineering program with a biomedical concentration! This program will enhance professional opportunities through the deepening of technical skills and specialized leadership training. You can learn more at To compare the different master’s degree options, please check out this chart.

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.