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tyrone porter1000667I’m so encouraged that you’re considering applying to our graduate program. Biomedical engineering is a dynamic and vital field dedicated to the improvement of human health. Biomedical engineers are needed now more than ever to solve grand challenges through medicine, technology, and engineering. I invite you to explore our site and get a better feel for what we are all about. I hope we are able to express to you our strong sense of community, and I look forward to answering your questions and connecting soon.

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Tyrone Porter
Department Chair


Reasons to Earn Your Ph.D. at Texas BME

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Holistic Admissions

We know your scholarly potential can’t be measured with one test. That’s why we take a holistic approach when reviewing all applications we receive by the deadline. There are no cut-off or minimum scores, and we will make every effort to be flexible in accepting Pass/Fail coursework. As an interdisciplinary field, we welcome applications from all backgrounds related to biomedical engineering.

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100% funding

As a doctoral-degree student, you’ll receive full financial support.

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No GRE Required

Texas BME has permanently waived the GRE requirement for admissions. This change is aligned with our holistic admissions process.

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One of the Nation’s Best Cities

Austin is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in. We can boast a sunny, temperate climate year-round, a music, arts and culture scene that’s ever-changing, a position as a major technology hub with a thriving economy and job market, as well as an open-minded spirit that welcomes all and a natural beauty built directly into the city.

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Outstanding Faculty

Among our faculty are 17 American institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellows, 4 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, 4 National Academy of Inventors fellows, and members of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine.

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Superior Facilities

You will have access to premiere lab facilities, including one of the most powerful super computers in the U.S.

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Dell Medical School

Many Texas BME professors are also faculty members in the Dell Medical School, one of the first medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up at a Tier 1 research university. We collaborate with physicians and DMS researchers in areas such as cancer, pediatrics, modeling, and many others.

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Supportive Environment

Different perspectives create an optimal learning and working environment, from our leadership down, we strive to foster an accessible and welcoming campus culture. We offer outstanding mentorship opportunities with renowned faculty in a top 10 ranked graduate engineering school. We have more than 50 faculty members working in four core research areas and specializing in disciplines that span engineering, biology, computer science, psychology, and physics.

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