Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Graduate Admissions Overview

Requirements

(See separate page for Carnegie Mellon students applying for the Practicum-Option M.S. program)

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized 4-year university, in any engineering or engineering-related disciplines including computer science, biological science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or applied mathematics
  • Strong quantitative skills and background in life sciences, as evidenced by coursework or research experience
  • Transcripts from all the universities attended (non-official transcripts acceptable for admissions review)
  • GRE general test - Quantitative and Verbal (non-official report acceptable for admissions review)
  • TOEFL - for all non-native-English-speaking students regardless of previous education in English-speaking institutions, with a minimum of 22 for all the iBT sub-scores (non-official report acceptable for admissions review)
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted online directly by the referees
  • Statement of Purpose, as part of the online application
  • Non-refundable fee of US $65

GRE and TOEFL Information

  • GRE and TOEFL scores must be within the valid period; GRE scores are vaild for 5 years, TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years.
  • Applicants must report the scores in the online application; official reports from Education Testing Service (ETS) are not required until after admission.
  • ETS Information
  • GRE may be substituted with MCAT or DAT upon petition.
  • TOEFL may be substituted with IELTS. The minimal acceptable IELTS band score is 7.5.

Submission

  • All applicants must use the online application system, except for qualified Carnegie Mellon students applying for Practicum-Option M.S. program (see separate admissions page).
  • Do not create multiple accounts on the online application system, which will likely jeopardize the review process.
  • Deadlines
    • Fall entry, Ph.D.: December 15
    • Fall entry, M.S.: January 15
    • Fall entry, BME/E&TIM dual program: see E&TIM page
    • Spring entry, Ph.D. or M.S.: October 1 (M.S. programs restricted to domestic applicants only, Ph.D. programs open to all applicants)

Inquiries and Assistance

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Graduate Admissions
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Doherty Hall 2100
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Address

  • Fall entry, Ph.D.: December 15
  • Fall entry, M.S.: January 15
  • Fall entry, BME/E&TIM dual program: see E&TIM page
  • Spring entry, Ph.D. or M.S.: October 1

Deadlines

ETS Information

Please consult the Admissions FAQ page, where many common questions are answered.

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