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Hopkins BME graduate programs ranked No. 1 in nation by ‘U.S. News’

March 30, 2021
A female student is working with a pipette under a hood in a laboratory.

For the 31st consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering graduate programs have once again been named the best in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report rankings of the “Best Graduate Schools.”

“It is a tremendous honor that our graduate programs have been recognized as the best in the nation for more than three decades, especially at a time when we are facing such tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael I. Miller, the Bessie Darling Massey Professor and director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering. “This recognition is a testament to the immense talent and dedication of our exceptional students, pioneering faculty, and the broader Hopkins BME community. Together with our collaborators, we are leading the development of innovative technologies to diagnose and cure disease, revolutionize patient care, and engineer the future of medicine.”

Students in the Hopkins BME graduate program perform cross-disciplinary research in a variety of disciplines at the forefront of the field, ranging from biomedical data science and computational medicine to translational cell and tissue engineering and immunoengineering. In collaboration with leading engineers, biomedical scientists, clinicians, and industry partners, Hopkins BME students develop new approaches to understand, diagnose, and treat disease. Graduates of the program go on to become leaders in academia, medicine, industry, public health, and more.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ranked No. 7 for the nation’s best research-oriented medical schools, with seven of its specialties among the top five. The Whiting School of Engineering ranked No. 17 for engineering graduate programs overall. The U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings are determined by a number of factors including peer assessment, research activity, faculty resources, and more.

Run jointly between the Johns Hopkins schools of Engineering and Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering also holds the nation’s No. 1 spot in the U.S. News ranking of the best Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Programs.

Read more about all of Johns Hopkins’ rankings on the Hub.

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