The academic vision of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering is to educate future biomedical engineering leaders for the academic, industrial, and government sectors, by providing an engaging academic experience in contemporary interdisciplinary research and clinical immersion. With exposure to clinical, engineering, and industrial mentorship, our students can create a custom, discovery-centered educational and research experience. The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students with strong engineering and science backgrounds so that they can productively apply their training to the solution of engineering problems in the fields of medicine, biology and related fields.  The BME Department is interdisciplinary and collaborative, with departments in the College of Engineering and College of Medicine acting as partners in the education of Biomedical Engineers.

Our graduate program is defined by the quality of its students. We pride ourselves on our diverse, dynamic, and engaged student body that serve as ambassadors to this department, college, university, and discipline.

Since its inception in 2002, the department continues to exponentially grow in its contributions to the field. Graduate students in our department are immersed in both clinical and engineering research, through coursework and direct academic mentorship and research, with the close proximity to top-ranked medical, veterinary, and dental schools, as well research institutes and facilities in engineering and science, facilitating collision and collaboration. Our growing and dynamic faculty, working in cutting edge translational research across multiple disciplines further promotes this dynamic environment.
In addition, BME fosters:
•    Entrepreneurship and Innovation through opportunities for industrial partnerships, internships, and certification programs
•    Leadership and Ambassadorship through engagement in international, national, and university-based professional societies and communities
•    Global Awareness through leadership seminars, networking events, exchange programs, and outreach

UF BME offers several degree options to fit your career goals. Click the degree to learn more about each of our degrees.

We also offer Minors in Biomedical Engineering for selected majors.


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Want to join the BME Family? See HERE for instructions on applying, criteria for admission, and deadlines.



Graduate Advisor:

Myra Edwards
Office: Biomedical Science Building JG56



Office Hours:
Tuesday: 9:00am - 11:30am
Thursday: 9:00am - 11:30am

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Associate Chair of Graduate Programs:

Cherie Stabler, PhD
Email to schedule an appointment