doctoral program

biomedical Engineering

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY & Cleveland Clinic

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15th, 2022

Note about fee waivers:

Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who meet any of the following criteria qualify for a full application fee waiver:

  • Applicants experiencing financial hardship

  • Applicants who identify as a member of an underrepresented minority population

  • Applicants who served in a branch of the United States Military

If you believe you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please contact bmegradadmissions@case.edu using a United States university email address to request a waiver. Please include your undergraduate GPA, undergraduate major, citizenship/Visa status, and reason for requesting an application fee waiver. Requests for waivers should be submitted by December 13th to guarantee full consideration before the December 15th application deadline.

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BME is ranked #10 in the world link >

Top 20 BME program (#12 undergraduate and #17 graduate) *

Top 25 Medical School *

Cleveland Clinic ranked #2 hospital *

57 primary BME faculty more >

3 NIH T32 training grants

*U.S. News & World Report


BRIEF HISTORY Founded in 1968, Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University was one of the first programs in the world, and we consistently remain a top-ranked biomedical engineering program for graduate studies. Being a truly joint program in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic, our research program is at the heart of a vibrant medical community including top-ranked hospitals (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center) and more than 150 medical and bioscience companies. Furthermore, the BME Department at Case and Cleveland Clinic is one of the very few programs in the nation that hosts three NIH training grants for doctoral students, an important recognition of the excellence of our graduate program.

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