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Johns Hopkins BME graduate programs ranked #1 by U.S. News

March 17, 2020
A female student works with a faculty member on a model spine under a medical imaging device.

The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering programs have, once again, been named the country’s best for 2020, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s Best Graduate Schools. This marks the 30th consecutive year that Hopkins BME has held the No. 1 spot.

“This continued recognition of our graduate programs is a reflection of the remarkable community that makes up Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University,” said Feilim Mac Gabhann, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the department’s PhD program. “The exceptionally gifted and creative students, the dedicated staff, and faculty members with vision and drive, combine to create a phenomenal training and research environment. With almost 60 years of excellence in pioneering new disciplines, discovering new science, innovating new technology, and leading BME education, Johns Hopkins BME is an amazing place to call home.”

The Hopkins BME graduate curriculum trains students to solve real-world healthcare and engineering challenges by developing the technologies that diagnose and treat disease. With a combination of project-based classroom instruction and independent research, students specialize in one of seven modern BME disciplines based on the pioneering discoveries of Hopkins BME faculty.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine maintained its No. 2 spot on U.S. News’ 2020 list of the nation’s best research-oriented medical schools. The Whiting School of Engineering ranked No. 17 for the nation’s best engineering schools. Run jointly between the two schools, 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.

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