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University of Southern California

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Medical imaging and imaging informatics
Master of Science (MS) Medical device and diagnostic engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 61
Doctoral Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

402
Applied
157
Accepted
68
Enrolled
39%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

235
Total Graduate Students
49%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.11%
Black or African American 2.98%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 17.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.28%
Unknown 2.98%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 14
Male (23)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medical ultrasound, BioMEMS, neural prosthetics, computational bioengineering, bioengineering of vision, medical devices
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,883,917

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Norberto Grzywacz
Chair
Email: bmedept@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-7237

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