Department of Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
$4,685 | $8,340
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
0 Department and Program
departments and programs


Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Stony Brook University, State University of New York provides graduate students with an interdisciplinary view of the complex engineering and biology problems that face modern medicine and with the specific knowledge and skills necessary for undertaking advanced research and development in this field. Courses, colloquia, seminars, individual research, and faculty-student interactions are at the core of this program, giving students both depth and breadth of knowledge in this area. Founded in 2000, the Department offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering.

Biomedical engineering is at the forefront of medicine's technological revolution, and its many successes have raised expectations for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Faculty members at Stony Brook have long been active contributors to the cutting edge of this technology, with internationally acclaimed strengths in biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation, biotechnology, computational modeling, medical imaging, and tissue engineering. These disciplines thrive through active interdisciplinary collaborations between the faculty members of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences, all of which are in proximity to one another. Ongoing biomedical research and development, combined with unique facilities at the University and close collaborations with nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor, have helped distinguish Stony Brook as a superb resource for education and research in both the engineering and health sciences. With these unique intellectual and physical resources, the program is positioned to provide a rigorous, cross-disciplinary graduate training and research environment for its students.

Research Facilities

The Stony Brook campus is unique among the State University of New York campuses in that the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Medicine and the Health Science Schools are located on a single campus. The diversity of research interests within each of these schools is well represented by the faculty members within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Research laboratories participating in the Department of Biomedical Engineering include the Musculo-Skeletal Research Laboratory, the Center for Biotechnology, the Thermal Spray Laboratory, the Center for Visualization Studies, the Medical Imaging Research Laboratories, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Polymer Surface Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Fluid Flow Laboratory, the Center for Scientific Computing, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the X-Ray Microscopy Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Technology in Sensor Systems and Diagnostic Tools.

Adjacent to the Health Sciences Center is the Long Island High Technology Incubator, which opened its doors in 1992 to twenty start-up companies in biotechnology, medical devices, software, and other high-technology fields. This facility is currently undergoing significant expansion to help facilitate the rapid transfer of basic technology that is developed within Stony Brook laboratories into commercially viable products and processes. This creates a unique opportunity for students to participate not only in the process of discovery but also in the development, translation, and commercialization of technology.

Student Group

Stony Brook's enrollment is approximately 22,000 students, with graduate students numbering more than 7,800. Undergraduate students number 13,800. Graduate students come from most states in the nation and from 75 countries around the world; 31 percent of graduate students hail from other countries, and 30 percent of the total student body are members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Stony Brook is committed to ensuring educational opportunity at the graduate and professional levels to students from groups that historically have not been equally represented in higher education. The University recognizes its responsibility to develop leaders among these groups and values the contribution to the educational environment made by a diverse student population.

A State University in the Shadow of New York City

Located on 1,000 acres on the north shore of Long Island, Stony Brook University is just 60 miles east of New York City. Students have access to the rich cultural activities, museums, libraries, and entertainment in New York City via the university's on-campus rail station.

Stony Brook students enjoy various recreational activities throughout the year, particularly outdoor activities at the nearby West Meadow Beach and the campus hiking and biking trails. Stony Brook University features a wide variety of student services and facilities, including a medical center, residence halls, fitness centers, and 8 campus libraries.

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Location & Contact

Department of Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Dr. Clinton Rubin


Phone: 631-632-1188
Fax: 631-632-8577

Anne Dusatko


Phone: 631-632-8375
Fax: 631-444-6646

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biomedical Engineering Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Medical Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


18% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 236
    • Accepted 48
    • Acceptance Rate 18
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,685
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,340
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian44%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian39%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown10%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty18
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$7,977,680




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