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The BME Open House is a 3-day event designed to introduce applicants to our graduate program and the research opportunities through a schedule of tours, presentations, and interviews.



Applications to our Master's and PhD program are accepted now
Priority deadline for Open House has passed. We are still accepting application for Fall 2023, deadline for consideration: Jan 30, 2023

  • Founded in 1968, Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University was one of the first programs in the world.
  • The BME Department at Case is one of the very few programs in the nation that hosts multiple NIH training grants for doctoral students, an important recognition of the excellence of our graduate program. Click here for more info
  • We consistently remain a top-ranked biomedical engineering program for graduate studies.
  • Case BME is a truly joint program in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine.
  • Our research program is at the heart of a vibrant medical community including top-ranked hospitals (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, VA) and more than 150 medical and bioscience companies. 
  • We offer a variety of Masters options such as thesis/ project or course only. We offer several on-line BME MSc degrees as well as dedicated MSc degrees in Wireless Health and Translational Health Technology. Click here for more info


The application deadline for the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering is December 15. It is best to start the application process early (i.e. September). GRE is NOT required, but PREFERRED. Apply online by visiting the Case School of Graduate Studies (see timeline below). On very rare occasions students are admitted outside of this cycle. Students interested in admission outside of this cycle should first identify an interested professor/lab before applying.

For the MSc program there is a rolling application deadline but the application must be completed at least one month before each semester (Fall, Spring or Summer). GRE is NOT required, but PREFERRED. Requirements include: a minimal GPA and a set of prerequisite courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry and programming

View the online application. Learn more about the Case School of Engineering.

For a more complete description of the process, please visit: our Graduate Admissions page.



About the Graduate CASE BME Program

Founded in 1968 as one of the pioneer programs in the world, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering has established highly successful and comprehensive graduate programs in research and education. The department consistently remains a top-ranked biomedical engineering program for graduate studies according to U.S. News and World Report.

Our mission is to promote human health through education and research that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering. Our faculty and students play leading roles ranging from basic science discovery to the creation, clinical translation, and commercialization of new technologies, devices and therapies. In short, we are Engineering Better Health.

The cornerstone of our success has been active collaborations between students and faculty in classrooms and research laboratories and beyond. Collaborations are also greatly facilitated by our prime location adjacent to the outstanding research and clinical resources at Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Their close proximities allow prospective students the opportunity to work in a variety of world-class research laboratories.

Our department continues to evolve to match the recent accelerated pace of biomedical engineering developments. As a joint program in the schools of engineering and medicine, our cutting-edge research spans a wide range of new interdisciplinary engineering discoveries and biomedical applications. The department is associated with over 20 research centers and over $41.7 million in current grants. Our research and education programs are strongly integrated with industry through job opportunities for graduates, sponsored research, and industrial training activities.

The department’s faculty members have diverse backgrounds, which enable students to pursue highly interdisciplinary work.

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Program Philosophy
"Innovative Approach to Graduate Education"

Senator Hillary Clinton popularized the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." In the Case BME Department, we believe this philosophy can also apply to education our graduate students. We have very active thesis committees. Our graduate students do not just work for one professor and/or get advice from one academic advisor. In Case BME, we build a team of faculty around each student's research interests to provide consultation and mentorship. Each student is has both an academic and research advisor, as well as 2–5 other committee members

The graduate student's educational experience begins with our comprehensive curriculum, which provides a foundation in both engineering and biomedical coursework. The graduate core consists of six engineering courses, five biomedical courses, two math courses. These courses provide each student with a solid background to adapt to the fast-paced changes encountered in today's biomedical engineering research environment. Additionally, to learn teaching techniques and enhance communication skills, each graduate student is required to complete teaching assistant assignments. Lastly, the graduate educational experience is completed by two semesters of biomedical engineering seminars, including world-renowned speakers and current topics, and completing a PhD qualifying exam and a thesis defense.


The online Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering can be your path to a management role in one of the most rapidly changing and impactful fields of engineering. Learn more about the 100% online Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering or the online Master of Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering.