- Donna Porcelli Graduate Program Coordinator p 585-275-3891 f 585-276-1999
Nathan Clark (Waugh Lab) aligns a table top microscope used for fluorescent imaging
Affiliated with both the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine & Dentistry, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester has been designed from the ground up to emphasize the application of engineering skills to biomedical problem solving at both the Masters and Doctoral level.
With access to over 40 laboratories on the River Campus, Medical Center, and Strong Memorial Hospital, students can tailor their own interdisciplinary training experience. Multiple active centers and affiliated groups offer collaborative research opportunities in a wide range of areas.
With facilities both in the newly constructed Robert B. Goergen Building for Biomedical Engineering and Optics and in the University of Rochester Medical Center, the program offers state of the art dedicated training laboratories, close individual attention and faculty mentoring, and a growing and welcoming learning community where you will find great friends and future colleagues.
The program is designed primarily for students who have received four-year baccalaureate degrees in engineering or applied physics, but students from other baccalaureate degree programs may qualify for the program. The undergraduate curriculum should include courses in calculus through differential equations, inorganic chemistry, and physics, as well as in-depth training in engineering or the physical sciences. Some formal training in the biological sciences is also desirable. Students wishing to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering but who have not had substantial training in engineering or the physical sciences at the undergraduate level may be admitted to the program, but would be expected to remedy any deficiencies, usually during the summer preceding or during their first year of residency. Students for whom English is not a native language are strongly urged to come to Rochester early, in order to prepare for the first-year program.
The University of Rochester offers a variety of housing accommodations for married and single graduate students ranging in cost from $440 USD/month for a studio apartment to $800 USD/month for a 3-bedroom townhouse. Other housing options are available in the nearby community, many within walking distance of the campus. Cost of food and sundries generally ranges from $200-$300 USD/month for a single person.
The City of Rochester provides many cultural and recreational opportunities, including its own philharmonic orchestra, an active theatrical community, professional sports teams and numerous parks and bodies of water for hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing, jogging and other outdoor activities. Rochester's industrial base is technological. It is a center for the imaging industry and headquarters of several large corporations, including: Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.