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The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to being a global leader in biomedical engineering scholarship. Our faculty, staff, and students are all important parts of the team that provide distinctive opportunities for creative solutions to biomedical engineering research and design problems. We aim for: excellence in education; meaningful and innovative research; and service dedicated to advancing the field of Biomedical Engineering.

All faculty members are actively engaged in research sponsored by federal, state and/or private organizations, and we believe that this enhances our teaching abilities by keeping each of us in the forefront of knowledge in our specialties.

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For more information, download our Graduate Student Handbook.

Carolyn Bayer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science (MS) without thesis
  • 4+1 Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Initial Eligibility Requirements

  • Application requirements to our graduate programs vary by degree. The following requirements apply to all graduate programs.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts are accepted at the time of application. Students must provide official documentation of receipt of a bachelor’s degree before enrollment.
  • International applicants must submit TOEFL scores unless they have received a degree from an English-speaking institution.
  • All letters of recommendation must be on an institutional letterhead, signed, and provided with an institutional email address.
  • For more information, download our Student Handbook.
  • Application deadlines and requirements for specific degree programs are included below:
Master of Science (Non-Thesis)

  • A conventional non-thesis MS is available to students with bachelor’s degrees outside of Tulane BME. The thesis MS is typically available only by special arrangement.
  • Applications deadlines are May 1 for the following fall semester, and September 1 for the spring semester.
  • Complete applications will require transcripts; a personal statement indicating background, motivation and interest in the program, and career aspirations; and three academic and/or professional recommendations.
4+1 Master of Science (Thesis/Non-Thesis)

  • Full application submission is open October 1 with final deadline May 1. Reviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
  • Complete applications will require transcripts; a personal statement indicating motivation and interest in the program, current research to be extended (for thesis option), and career aspirations; along with two recommendations or one recommendation from a full-time Tulane BME faculty member.
Doctor of Philosophy

  • Application deadline is January 5 for the following fall semester. Admission in the spring semester generally requires an approved prior arrangement, and so applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Complete applications require transcripts; a personal statement indicating motivation, research experience, research interests, interest in the program, and career aspirations; and three recommendations.
  • There is no application fee.