Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona. We’re always looking for enthusiastic and creative students.

To apply to a UA biomedical engineering graduate program, please visit the UA Graduate College's GradApp page. Create an account and apply to the appropriate program. Your application will not be considered without the $85 application fee.

You must upload the following documents with your application:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores (can also be sent by mail)

Three letters of recommendation are also required: Recommenders will be sent an email asking them to upload their letter to GradApp)


General requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences or quantitative life sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Previous coursework including Calculus I & II, ordinary differential equations, and at least one course in life science (applicants lacking in some area at the time of application may provide a plan to gain competence in these areas)
  • Official transcripts of current Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, scores (Institution Code: 4832; Department Code: 1603)
  • Personal statement (instructions located in the Graduate College GradApp portal)
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors or individuals knowledgeable about your academic and scientific abilities

For international applicants from non-English speaking countries:

  • TOEFL with a score of 600 or more
  • Financial guarantee statement

Please visit the Graduate College website for more information for international applicants.


We admit students for fall only. Applications are accepted Sept. 15 through Jan. 6. Applications from international students are due Dec. 1, and domestic applications are due Jan. 6.

Financial Aid

Doctoral students are guaranteed five years' support while in the program. Funding for master's students is handled on a case-by-case basis. Please see BME's Graduate Student Funding page for more information.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020