UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Among Top 25 in U.S.

April 25, 2023

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin continues to be recognized as one of the top 25 graduate programs in the nation, a status held since the founding of the BME Department in 2001.

The department ranked at No. 21 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 graduate program rankings that were released on Tuesday.

Students enrolled in the UT Austin Biomedical Engineering graduate program have several options to choose from, including an individual Master’s Degree or a BME/M.S.E. Integrated degree. This program allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and Master of Science degree in engineering in five years.

UT Austin Biomedical Engineering graduate students may also obtain a 100% fully-funded Ph.D. with coursework that includes a Personal Learning Plan—tailoring educational experiences to meet individual needs. A student's coursework is selected in consultation with the student's supervisor, dissertation committee and the graduate advisor to ensure adequate breadth and depth of knowledge across our four primary research tracks.

Alumni from the UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Department enjoy a variety of career opportunities, including working with simulation software, designing artificial organs and medical devices, improving drug delivery, and more. Some of the top companies which hire UT Austin BME graduates include:

  • Biosense Webster

  • Capital One

  • Epic

  • International Biomedical

  • Medtronic

  • Merck

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Stryker

In addition, the biomedical engineering undergraduate program ranks at No. 8  according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings. The Cockrell School of Engineering’s overall ranking for 2023-2024 is No. 7.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual engineering graduate program rankings are based on student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and academia, the number of doctoral degrees produced, the percentage of faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and entrance exam scores.