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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in Biomedical Engineering

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Program in Biomedical Engineering is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
12
Accepted
4
Enrolled
21%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 5.71%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 10
Male (14)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomedical imaging, biomedical implants and devices, cardiac electrophysiology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,941,545

Location & Contact

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Jianyi Zhang
Chair
Email: jayzhang@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-8420

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