Graduate Programs

The Meinig School offers students a world-class education in a world-class research environment through two graduate degree programs: a master of engineering (M.Eng.) and a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.).

BME graduate students master a set of core concepts and principles critical to a fundamental understanding of biomedical engineering, but also have tremendous flexibility in designing a sequence of coursework and research. With guidance and approval, programs are tailored to meet particular needs and interests across six strategic research areas.

Our faculty routinely conduct interdisciplinary research with members of other departments. For our graduate students, this provides exposure to a broad spectrum of concepts and the experience of an unusually collaborative culture.

Graduate Program Contacts: 

Belinda Whisman
Graduate Field Assistant
Cornell University, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Weill Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

Associate Professor Benjamin Cosgrove
Director of Graduate Studies

Video: Graduate Program Overview

Meinig School graduate programs live stream information session presented by Drs. Jan Lammerding (past Director of Graduate Studies) and Newton de Faria (Director of the Masters of Engineering Program) at the 2020 virtual conference of the biomedical engineering society (BMES), Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

Choose your direction

Are you interested in a specialized program to enhance your professional goals? Or do you want an an opportunity to develop your research skills in close collaboration with world-renowned experts? Explore our options to find the best fit for you. 

You Belong Here

Joseph Long, Ph.D.

I chose Cornell not only for the phenomenal research opportunities, but also because the BME community felt real and genuine. Cornell BME allows me to have flexibility in my coursework and gives me skills to guide my own path during my research career, and I value that tremendously.

— Joseph Long, Ph.D.