Deeply interdisciplinary, biomedical engineering applies modern approaches from the experimental life sciences in conjunction with theoretical and computational methods from engineering, mathematics and computer science to the solution of biomedical problems of fundamental importance, such as human health.
Ranked as the nation’s top program by U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins’ biomedical engineering department affords students the opportunity to work closely – from freshmen year on – with 33 primary faculty members who are world leaders in their respective fields, including medical imaging, computational biology, bioinformatics, imaging science, biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering and microsystems. Alongside these faculty members, students engage in top-level research at the School of Medicine. Working as part of design teams, students develop much-needed therapies and devices from concept to prototype, and some even commercialize their inventions. An industrial liaison office also fosters interaction between Hopkins biomedical engineering teams and industry, resulting in exciting collaboration and employment opportunities.
Because our program is the top-ranked in the country, our graduates are actively sought by the nation’s premiere medical and graduate programs. Those who choose to work in industry can look forward to some of the top starting salaries in the engineering field, as demand for their expertise is expected to increase by a whopping 72% between now and 2018. Opportunities include teaching or academic research, medicine, and industrial research and development.
Working professionals who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) or a Post-Master’s Certificate part-time may choose the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) Applied Biomedical Engineering program. Optional focus areas include Instrumentation, Imaging, Biomaterials, and Systems Biology.
The interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering has been a key factor in the establishment of a number of interdepartmental research programs, centers, and institutes at Johns Hopkins. All of these centers and programs provide comprehensive research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.