Prospective Graduate Student


Grad - Prospective Student - Apply

BioID Master's Program - Apply DEADLINE Dec 31
Ph.D. Programs - Apply DEADLINE Dec 1


All interested students must apply through the Institute's Graduate Admissions Office ( All applicants must submit an application with statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, official GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers). The Graduate Admissions website provides details on how to submit application materials. International applicants should be sure to read the entire instructions for international admissions.

Please be advised there are multiple programs to apply to. These include the joint Emory/GT Biomedical Engineering program, the joint Emory/GT/PKU Biomedical Engineering, and several other interdisciplinary GT-only programs including BioEngineering, Robotics, and Computational Science and Engineering.

We do not require that our students first earn an MS. Applicants should have the following prerequisites:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Science, or Math
  • One year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus-based physics
  • One year of organic chemistry (one semester is required; a full year is recommended)
  • Calculus through and including differential equations (4 semesters total)

Application files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which is composed of faculty members. All aspects of the application are considered, including GPA, academic background, research experience, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. There is no quota for international or domestic students as the Admissions Committee seeks the best applicants, regardless of citizenship. The applicant pool is very competitive with the acceptance rate typically being less than 20%. Offers are made in writing (not via phone or e-mail), but applicants may check on the receipt of their application materials online via the Graduate Admissions website.

Admitted students will be invited to a group visit in the spring, which is coordinated by the department. Students will be notified by mid-February about decisions and invitations.

Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873