Biomedical Engineering degree programs at the University of South Carolina were designed and developed to train students to initiate, to integrate, to imagine and to invent new processes and new products in order to improve human health. The students who enter our programs are among the very best in the University and in the nation. Our existing faculty members, as well as faculty who we are recruiting for the programs, are all committed to helping students develop the intellectual, technological and personal skills that will allow them to thrive in academia, medicine, or industry. We anticipate that our graduates will unitize their unique education and research experience to excel in positions ranging from professors in top-ranked universities to executives in new medical device or large pharmaceutical companies.
Fields of Specialization
Research interests of the BME faculty cover a broad field of study in the areas of biomechanics, image processing, computational medicine, medical techniques and genetic engineering. The BME program incorporates these disciplines to equip students with knowledge and technical skills needed for a lifelong career in various areas of biomedical engineering.
Requirements for admission to graduate degree programs in biomedical engineering (M.S., M.E., Ph.D.) include the general admission requirements of The Graduate School as well as more stringent program requirements. In general, the admissions process is highly competitive. Admissions decisions are based on the quality of the applicant’s previous university-level academic work (as reflected by grade point average, or GPA), letters of recommendation (at least two letters are required for evaluation), GRE scores, and other evidence of past accomplishments. Admission to graduate studies is granted by the Graduate School, in consultation with the Biomedical Engineering program.
More information about admissions is available from the Biomedical Engineering program.