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Biomedical Engineering

Apply engineering and science methodologies and to the analysis of biological and physiological problems to help people live healthier, fuller lives through the development of new health-care technologies.

Pioneer New Technologies

Set yourself up for an exciting career transforming lives and advancing the frontiers of biomedical science and engineering as a biomedical engineering student at USD. As a biomedical engineering student , you'll gain the engineering, physiological and  biological knowledge you'll need to pioneer new technologies and excel in a rapidly growing field. At our state-of-the-art Graduate Education and Applied Research (GEAR) Center in Sioux Falls, you'll work alongside companies developing the latest in products and technologies that enable people to live better.

The program stresses laboratory investigation and original research under the direction of a faculty member. It also emphasizes flexibility and individual choice in the development of the your overall program of study to match your career goals.

Degrees & Offerings

Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

  Sioux Falls

The master's degree in biomedical engineering has both thesis and non-thesis tracks available. Whichever path you choose, this program will prepare you for research and development career in the biomedical industry or serve as a stepping stone to a Ph.D. program. You will get hands-on experience in the biomedical engineering field and learn to apply the topics you've studied to real-world situations.

Biomedical Engineering: Medical Product Development & Manufacturing (M.S.)

Master's with Specialization
  Sioux Falls

Gain a strong foundation in biomedical engineering that will enable you to design next-generation medical products. This specialization covers current methods of moving new discovers rapidly into the marketplace through a firm understanding of the regulatory pathways and commercial markets.

Accelerated Biomedical Engineering (B.S./M.S.)

Major + Master's
  Sioux Falls

If you are a current USD undergraduate student who would like to begin a master's degree while completing your bachelor's degree, you may apply and begin the program after completion of 90 undergraduate credit hours.

Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)

  Sioux Falls

The Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering will ready you for a career as a researcher who creates and prepares new products for the commercial market. You'll explore the nexus of biomedical science and engineering, learning how to apply both areas of study to improving the lives of people.

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Graduate Admissions

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Each program has unique application requirements and deadlines. Be sure and consult the graduate catalog for detailed program information. It will ensure your application and materials are complete and submitted on time. To learn more about the application process, visit how to apply.

Known for Excellence

With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.
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Student Opportunities

The academic opportunities available to you extend beyond the classroom. Visit our department webpage for more information about the experiences and resources you will find at USD.


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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering combines science, engineering and medicine to solve human health problems and improve quality of life. Biomedical engineers work with doctors to build medical devices that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Our faculty are experts in their fields, bringing practical experience in tissue engineering, experimental design, nanomaterials and movement biomechanics to the classroom.
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Brent Anderson

Sr. Software Engineer
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Alain Bomgni

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Tuyen Do

Researcher III
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Ying Deng

Associate Professor
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Etienne Gnimpieba

Research Assistant Professor
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Zhongkui Hong

Associate Professor
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Peri Shultz

Program Assistant I

Develop Real-World Solutions

Whether you're pursuing a Ph.D. or a master's degree, the biomedical engineering department has options that fit your life. Help doctors build medical devices that enable people to live and work normally, intern at local corporations on the forefront of developing cures for disease and many students even start their own companies or use their biomedical engineering knowledge to excel in medical school.


Develop Solutions
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Work in State-of-the Art Laboratories

The GEAR center is home to world-class research, available to graduate and post-graduate students, we encourage collaborations between researchers at Regental universities, other universities and colleges, government agencies, small businesses and industries with related interests.

Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
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More About Tuition & Fees

This is an estimate tuition rate* per credit hour and other factors such as special fees associated with your program may change the cost of tuition. Tuition rates are subject to change. 

If you are wondering about how to pay for graduate school, there are additional funding options to consider.

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