The MBID professional master’s program is a one-of-a-kind academic and clinical experience built upon the extraordinary resources and reputation of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) College of Engineering (coe.gatech.edu) and the Emory University School of Medicine (med.emory.edu).
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, both Georgia Tech and Emory University consistently rank among the top tier of American universities by numerous measures: admission standards, student academic achievement, faculty research, grants and awards, diversity, career placement statistics, alumni accomplishments, and much more.
As an integral part of both universities, the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering draws on both Georgia Tech and Emory faculty, staff, and facilities. With more than 100 academic and research faculty and postdoctoral fellows, the Coulter Department hosts two National Institutes of Health Centers of Excellence in nanomedicine.
In 2014, the Ph.D. programs offered by the Coulter Department ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
A Step Beyond
Traditionally, the graduate curriculum in biomedical engineering has focused on the following areas:
- Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
- Biomedical Imaging and Optics
- Cellular, Molecular and Biomaterials Engineering
- Computational Biomedical Systems Analysis
- Healthcare Informatics and Technology
With the introduction of the new MBID degree, the department’s offerings expand in a new direction - the creation of a professional bridge between Ph.D.-level research and industry-oriented commercialization of innovative biomedical products.