Biomedical Engineering

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD BMEJ Fall* December 14, 2021
Master’s – Translational Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MS-TRAIN) MS Summer II March 8, 2022
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 14, 2021
(Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Caterina Gallippi (cmgallip@email.unc.edu)
Graduate Coordinator Vilma Berg (vberg@email.unc.edu)
Address Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
CB# 7575, 10010 Mary Ellen Jones
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7575
Website www.bme.unc.edu
Phone 919-445-6051; 919-513-7999
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements For PhD applicants:

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

To be considered for departmental financial support, your application must be completed by December 10th.

Three letters of recommendation are required.  Letters should be from undergraduate research advisors and/or other faculty and relevant professionals who can comment on your research skills and potential.

A description of your research experience is required.  The description should include the current and/or previous research labs in which you have worked and describe any authored publications, presentations or other relevant scholarly work.

The statement of purpose need not be extensive; however, generic statements of interest in biomedical engineering are discouraged.  You should indicate your motivation for pursuing graduate studies at UNC/NCSU, keywords of the research area(s) you wish to pursue and specific faculty members that you are interested in.

Faculty and their areas of interest can be found on the department website: https://www.bme.unc.edu/index.php/people/faculty/primary-faculty.

While a wide range of research activities exist, the Department currently identifies five major tracks in which faculty research generally falls: 1) Biomedical Imaging, 2) Microsystems Engineering, 3) Rehabilitation Engineering, 4) Regenerative Medicine, and 5) Pharmacoengineering.  From these five, also identify a primary and secondary research track.  Note that this information is only used as an aid in the application review process and carries no commitment to work in that research area if admitted.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the director of graduate studies is admission for other semesters considered.

For MS-TraIn applicants:

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

This is a self-funded program. There are no assistantships nor is financial support provided by the department.

Three letters of recommendation are required.  Letters should be from faculty, work supervisors or other relevant professionals who can comment on your aptitude, work ethic, independence and/or collaborative skills

Your required statement of purpose document should be 1-2 pages.  This document should describe why you are interested in the M.S. program focusing on Translational Innovation and Entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering and its potential benefit to you and your career.