List of Top Medical Engineering Schools and Universities

Lean about medical engineering programs at two top-ranked universities. Read about course and degree options, school rankings and research resources at these schools.

School Overviews

Medical engineering, also called bioengineering or biomedical engineering, programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels at top universities in the nation. The best schools for studying this field are Harvard University and the University of Washington - Seattle. While these schools are on opposite sides of the country, they both offer multiple degree options in this field.

Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

School Highlight: Biomedical Engineering at Harvard allows students to study and gain scientific knowledge in order to keep up-to-date with modern-day technologies in the field.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Harvard University as the #2 school in the country in 2015. The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers biomedical engineering programs at the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in addition to a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Courses in Harvard's biomedical programs cover topics in the art and science of medicine, diseases of the nervous system, human physiology, quantitative physiology and clinical approach to the human brain. Harvard's medical engineering resources include the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which is a place where students can engage with research in the field.

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

School Highlight: Bioengineering at the University of Washington focuses on solutions to the modern-day challenges of health, medicine and biology.

The University of Washington's bioengineering department offers bachelor's, combined bachelor's/master's, master's and Ph.D. programs in bioengineering. Classes cover topics in medical devices, biosensors and biomaterials, medical diagnostics and medical sciences.

Top Medical Engineering Schools

School Name DistinctionLocation
Arizona State University Houses more than 20 specialized bioengineering research lab and centers Tempe, AZ
Florida State University The graduate biomedical engineering program stresses cell and tissue engineering Tallahassee, FL
Johns Hopkins University Ranked #1 among graduate schools offering bioengineering programs in 2016, according to U.S. News and World Report Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ranked #2 on U.S. News and World Report's list of top graduate bioengineering schools in 2016 Cambridge, MA
Purdue University - Main Campus Graduate students receive full funding, contingent upon their qualifications West Lafayette, IN
Rutgers University - New Brunswick M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering available online, both full- and part-time, and with fall and spring entry New Brunswick, NJ
University of California - San Diego Tied for #2 on U.S. News and World Report's list of top graduate bioengineering schools in 2016 La Jolla, CA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor An undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is not required to apply for graduate study in the field Ann Arbor, MI
University of Wisconsin - Madison Students of engineering have the option of 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations Madison, WI

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