Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.), (Ph.D. in ENGINEERING)
In the spring of 2001, the College of Engineering at Mississippi State University began offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. Built on a rich history of over 30 years of biomedical research and teaching through its Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, a college-wide program is now in place at the graduate level to expand the opportunities for graduate students interested in biomedical engineering. The program is administered by a graduate coordinating committee based in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Biomedical Engineering faculty members hold appointments in Biological Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Animal and Dairy Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. (See listing on back). Faculty members at Jackson State University and the Mississippi University for Women are partnering with the program to create early-entry programs for qualified undergraduates at their respective universities.
The new program emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering and requires that each student have at least one committee member in a clinical specialty from the medical or veterinary disciplines.
RESEARCH AREAS INCLUDE:
A small number of highly-competitive graduate assistantships are available beginning in the fall of 2001 for Ph.D. students and for exceptional M.S. students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.