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Biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University has been a degree-granting program since 1972 and has been ABET-accredited since 1977. The department's graduate program is ranked 18th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report (Best Grad Schools, Engineering 2021).


Enrollment (Fall 2020)

Undergraduate - 496 (sophomore to senior)
Graduate - 159 
Total Enrollment - 655 


Undergraduate - 45% female, 28% minority
Graduate - 40% female, 13% minority

Degrees Awarded
(Fall 2019-Summer 2020)

Bachelor's - 149 
Master's of Science/Master's of Engineering - 29 
Ph.D. - 16


Our faculty members are involved in research from the macroscopic to the nanoscale in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic systems, imaging systems, soft and hard tissue biomechanics, tissue characterizations, biomaterials used in the human body, orthopedic biomechanics, FDA regulatory practices, bioinstrumentation, measurement and analysis of human body signals, and analysis of the interaction between humans and medical devices. In addition, they have strong collaborations with medical and veterinary schools as well as various other departments throughout the university and around the world. 

  • 25 tenured/ tenure-track faculty
  • 5 endowed professorships
  • 20 affiliated faculty, 5 professors of practice, 1 professors of instruction, 2 lecturers
  • 29 editorships and editorial board memberships
  • 12 Fellow grades in professional societies 


research fact sheetOur research has resulted in new patents, new companies and new economic activity. With increasing demands for quality medical devices, procedures and improved cost-effectiveness, we are positioned to lead the way in the development, testing and commercialization of products, systems and technologies.

  • $11.2M in external research funding (FY2020)
  • 65 patents filed
  • 38 disclosures filed
  • 11 start-up companies created, including one exit through acquisition by Medtronic, Inc.

Areas of Study

Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Optics
Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Cell and Molecular Biomechanics
Drug Delivery
Medical Devices
Tissue Engineering