Graduate Students

Whether you're already enrolled in a graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, or are a prospective student considering your options, we're here to help.

The unique and rich medical, science, and engineering environment at CWRU enables research projects ranging from basic science through engineering design and clinical application. We're eager to see where your studies take you!

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Several research thrusts are available to accommodate various student backgrounds and interests. Strong research collaborations with clinical and basic science departments of the university and collaborating medical centers bring a broad range of opportunities, expertise, and perspective to student research projects. Explore ongoing research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Graduate Curriculum

Learn more about our graduate curriculum via the following documents: 

Course Selection Process

Considering what courses to enroll in? If you're entering your first semester, be sure to sign up for the following: 

  • CBIO 453 (4 credits) and/or EBME 451 (3 credits)
    • Students with little to no Bio background can register for EBME 451 (3 credits)
    • Students taking CBIO should request an override for the time conflict with seminars and 570
  • EBME 570 (1 credit)
  • EBME 611 (0.5 credits)
  • Either EBME 613, 615, or 617 (0.5 credits)
  • EBME 601 or 701 (research credits as appropriate)
  • Other classes as recommended by advisor 

Review the university's General Bulletin for a full list of BME courses and their descriptions.