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Want to learn more about biomedical engineering at UT Austin? Check out the Lab Coats Podcast. Hosted by graduate students Shane Allen and Ahmed Hassan, this podcast discusses emerging topics in biomedicine with students, faculty, and other leading experts in the field. Listen here and everywhere podcasts are heard. 


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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin offers opportunities for students to grow and build interdisciplinary knowledge in areas of regenerative medicine, cellular and biomolecular biomechanics, computational simulation, imaging technologies and more. The department has over 50 Graduate Studies Committee program faculty working in diverse areas, in addition to a talented group of primary faculty members.

Advancing Health Care

With the addition of Dell Medical School, our students have the opportunity to work with researchers and medical practitioners across multiple disciplines to achieve the common goal: advancing health care.

Financial Support

Doctoral degree students are given full financial support as teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, or through one of many university fellowships. More than half of our graduate students have fellowships through the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, The University of Texas at Austin, or other organizations.

Technical Areas of Study


The Biomedical Engineering Building provides 106,000 square feet for inspired teaching and research activities. The six-floor building was completed in 2008 and includes teaching, wet, dry, and computational lab spaces to further research activities in several core areas of study. 

Engineering Education and Research Center

In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering opened the EERC, which provides 430,000 gross square feet of open and flexible space for interdisciplinary teaching, research, and hands-on student projects across all engineering departments. The eight-story collaborative environment dramatically expands the “teaching by doing” curriculum, fueling groundbreaking discoveries, and driving lasting economic impact.

Programs of Study 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering primarily admits doctoral students, but applications for master's admissions are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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Lacy White, Graduate Coordinator

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Andrew Dunn, Ph.D., Graduate Advisor, Professor

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