New for Fall 2024, the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at Villanova University aims to prepare the next generation of innovators who will contribute to advancements in health care, medical devices and biotechnology.

The program integrates Mechanical Engineering (ME), Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) courses. Our interdisciplinary method will not only expand students' knowledge but also provide them with the abilities needed to address intricate engineering problems in the real world.


The MSBME offers three concentration areas, as well as an option for a custom degree plan:

  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Signals, Sensors, and Imaging

Our Community

To pursue an engineering master's degree at Villanova is to become part of a close-knit scholarly community. Professors are highly available and engaged in their students' success.

Flexible Options

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings to allow you to successfully balance work and family while earning your degree. You can participate in class on campus, in real-time (synchronously) via our E-Learning program, or on your own schedule through recorded materials and lectures. Our graduate programs are unique in that you can combine online and on-campus options, attending class or participating remotely depending upon your availability and preference. You can also complete your Biomedical Engineering graduate degree entirely online. Learn more about the opportunities of E-Learning.

Successful Outcomes

Be among the first to share your success story as a graduate of Villanova’s Master’s in Biomedical Engineering program.


Ongoing research areas for faculty in Biomedical Engineering:

  • Biomedical optics, functional brain imaging, brain injury detection and monitoring
  • Cognitive aging, human performance assessment using brain and body sensing, biomedical signal processing, device and algorithm development
  • Human respiration studies using wearable sensing and fall detection using radar
  • Micro-structured fiberoptics and photonics for chemical sensing, organs on chip and 3D cell cultures
  • Digital and analog electronics, sensors, embedded systems and augmented and virtual Reality applications for human performance assessment and training
  • Robust/dependable AI, approximate computing, brain-inspired hyperdimensional computing with applications to human motion classification and drug discovery
  • Computational biomechanics, sub-micro to macro-scale bone failure and fracture response and biomimetic materials
  • Cellular biomechanics, sports science, fluid dynamics, bio-inspired applications, biomimetic modeling of human head (brain and skull) under translational and rotational impacts
  • Nanomaterials and polymer structures, flexible and wearable electronics, smart textiles, 3D printing of hybrid nanosystems for biomimicry applications.
  • Cell and tissue engineering, cryopreservation, biophysical mechanisms, cryosurgery, burn injury, thermal ablation and heat shock response.
  • Nonlinear dynamics of EEG signal, modeling, design and control of assistive robots
  • Nanoparticle-engineered drug delivery and thermotherapy, biomimetics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Biomedical signals and systems modeling and analytics
  • Polymeric biomaterials, drug delivery, cell capture and purification
  • Drug discovery and development, gene therapy, cancer treatment, blood substitutes
  • Systems biology, metabolic networks and signal transduction pathways
  • Cell and tissue engineering and modeling, biomaterials, cardiovascular applications, biohybrid materials, wound healing, nanoparticles and scaffolding
  • Gene therapy, bioprocessing, cell and tissue engineering, DNA vaccine applications, purification of medicinal proteins and antibody production
  • Human sensing in the wild, human-centered smart cities and transportation human factors