Six cutting-edge graduate concentrations

Under the guidance of BME faculty advisors, students plan a course of study in one of six concentrations:

  • Bioelectrics and Neural Engineering
  • Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomedical Imaging and Ultrasonics
  • Biotechnology and Systems Biology
  • Biomechanics and Biotransport
  • Medical Product Development

Unmatched breadth & depth

U-M is one of the only universities in the country with top-ranked engineering and medical schools on the same campus. No matter your area of interest, you’ll likely find a faculty lab here doing related cutting-edge research.

Explore BME Research through the traditionally defined areas, clinical applications, and technologies used to impact healthcare and advance knowledge.

Our strengths include:

Guaranteed funding

All matriculated BME PhD students are fully supported by their research advisors, through external or internal fellowships, or as Graduate Student Instructors.

Size = reach

U-M has one of the largest BME graduate programs in the U.S. and has awarded more advanced degrees than any other BME department in the country. A Michigan BME degree not only distinguishes you in industry and academic circles but also connects you to a worldwide community of alumni.

Entrepreneurs welcome

To improve healthcare, our solutions must ultimately make it to market. With Michigan’s renowned Ross School of Business just across campus we’re uniquely positioned to help students and faculty move innovation from the bench to the bedside.

Great place to live

The University of Michigan’s home, Ann Arbor, is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live. It is a safe, vibrant, progressive college town with parks, restaurants, museums, sports, and a commitment to the arts.

BME Graduate Virtual Fair & Panel Discussions

In September of 2020, U-M BME participated in a virtual fair where the Graduate Program Chair, Recruiting Chair, BME faculty and current graduate students gave an overview of the program and answered questions for potential graduate students. Please see below for recordings from that session. If you have additional questions you can see the contacts below.

Graduate Program Contacts

  • Associate Chair for Graduate Education: Tim Bruns (
    • Dr. Bruns chairs the Graduate Education Committee, which is composed of the graduate program concentration advisors. He is also responsible for other aspects of overseeing the graduate program, with a focus on Ph.D. students. See his @umbmegradchair Instagram page for highlights of our graduate students. {link}
  • Associate Chair for the Master’s Program: Jan Stegemann (
    • Dr. Stegemann oversees the M.S. program and is a member of the Graduate Education Committee.
  • Graduate Coordinator: Maria Steele (, 734-647-1091).
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