Biomedical Engineering Master's of Engineering and Ph.D. Degrees

Biomedical Engineering Master's of Engineering and Ph.D. Degrees

Job Satisfaction and Security

The Biomedical Engineering program at Stevens is designed to give students the hands-on experience necessary to thrive in the medical device industry. Through multi-disciplinary partnerships, graduate students collaborate with practicing clinicians to address real issues in medicine and health. 

Biomedical engineers report having some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in the market today. Rising professionals experience tremendous personal growth and job opportunities, as well as the knowledge that one's work is constantly bettering human lives.

This booming field is becoming ever more reliant on educated engineers able to successfully navigate a complex professional environment combining science and business.  A Biomedical Engineering degree from Stevens ideally positions graduates to maximize their professional potential.

Research & Experience In Focus
Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Expertise

After 25 years in the medical/pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Vikki Hazelwood joined Stevens in 2004. Her grassroots efforts establishing an environment of entrepreneurship at the university complements the institution-wide strategy supporting innovative research with marketable results. As a result of her achievements, Dr. Hazelwood was the recipient of the Advancement of Invention Award given by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. This award is given to an individual or entity with a "sterling record of sustained encouragement of innovation in New Jersey" serving as a "model to encourage careers linked with or dependent upon invention and innovation." The accolade was the result of her award-winning teaching and the prolific production of her students and alumni, all of which improve both science and society in New Jersey and beyond.


As Associate Department Director for Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Arthur Ritter contributes a diverse background in pioneering engineering and medicine research, which has been funded by NSF, NIH, AHA, and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. Current research interests are in physiological systems modeling and robotic and minimally invasive surgery. He is currently working on biomedical device power sources that can run using energy converted from glucose in the body. Dr. Ritter has extensive experience in private industry and has been teaching for over two decades. In 2010, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Studying Implant Infection Using Microfluidic Technology

Combining biology, nanotechnology, and advanced engineering techniques,
Dr. Hongjun Wang has made essential contributions to our understanding of infection in orthopedic implants through revolutionary microfluidic technology for engineering three-dimension tissues. In addition to Tissue Engineering, Dr Wang also researches biomaterials design, signal transduction, stem cells, and nanomedicine. His research activities include multiscale design and growing hierarchical cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissues, controllable differentiation of stem cells, as well as nanotechnology in targeting delivery and controlled release of bioactive molecules. His research involves multi-disciplinary collaboration within Stevens and beyond, and has won funding support from NSF and NIH.

Improving Spinal Fusion Through Engineering

Recognized internationally for his work by the Combined Meeting of the Othopaedic Research Societies, Research Assistant Professor Antonio Valvedit is improving pedicle screw design used in 200,000 spinal infusions every year. Using techniques from engineering applied to the human body, Valdevit is improving mechanical functionality testing of these screws, which undergo unique stress and load conditions within the vertebral column. With a sound mathematical foundation in place, he is looking forward to establishing clinical data and validation for future pedicle screw design.

Institute Support

Students in the program benefit from Stevens institute-wide promotion of academic entrepreneurship.  Novel devices are ushered through patent protection, research projects are supported in international medical device competitions, and students gain unprecedented networking opportunities in the region's outstanding medical research and practitioner communities.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at