UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Student In Lab

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering's graduate program ranked No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 graduate engineering program rankings, released on Tuesday.

Graduate students have a variety of options to choose from. Many students take advantage of a 100% fully-funded Ph.D. with coursework that includes a Personal Learning Plan—tailoring educational experiences to meet individual needs.

Students can also choose from a B.S.E./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.

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 eight research areas.

Lastly, there is a M.D./M.S. Dual Degree Program. In collaboration with Dell Medical School, we offer an M.S. degree specifically designed for current medical students. Dell Medical students can choose the biomedical engineering M.S. to fulfill requirements in year 3, also known as the Growth Year. The overarching goal of the program is to produce physicians who can practice medicine and biomedical research with the quantitative analytical skills of an engineer.

The Cockrell School of Engineering once again finished among the top 10 engineering programs in the nation, coming in at No. 8. In addition, three programs ranked in the top five, seven in the top 10 and all programs finished in the top 20.

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.