Degree: Biomedical Engineering MS or PhD
Biomedical Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary program that combines engineering and the medical sciences. The student works with an advisor to develop a graduate program that draws on courses from engineering, medicine, public health, and the life sciences. Current active areas of research include: biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, tissue engineering, biosensors, telehealth, neuroengineering, cellular-level drug and gene delivery, and rehabilitation engineering. Participating institutions include the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Shriners Orthopedic Hospital for Children, Florida Orthopedics Institute, and Tampa General Hospital.
Students in the program may choose to concentrate in any of the nationally recognized areas of Biomedical Engineering strength at USF listed above.
- Medical Imaging
- Rehibilitation Engineering
- Biomechanics and Biomaterials
- Cardiovascular Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering Program at USF provides students with an integrated knowledge of engineering, biomedical science and other appropriate disciplines to allow participation in and advancement of the interdisciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering. The program also facilitates biomedical engineering research at USF through interactions with USF faculty and with industry and other health care institutions and catalyzes the growth of biomedical product companies throughout the region through the development, dissemination, and commercialization of new biomedical technologies. Overall, the program strives to develop and promote technologies and processes that will lead to better health care and improved quality of life for citizens of the State of Florida and beyond.