The Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program was established in 1992. Over 518 students have graduated from the program in a broad spectrum of research by our 160+ participating faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, and Design as well as Emory University School of Medicine.

The BioE Program is interdisciplinary in that it is not a standalone academic unit like most departments or schools at Georgia Tech. Rather, multiple academic units from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing, and Sciences make up the program.  However, the BioE Program provides the degree requirements for students accepted into the program. This approach allows a flexible, integrative and individualized degree program that enforces depth and breadth in coursework, a solid bioengineering research experience, and yet is reflective of the disciplinary background of the student's home school. Importantly, the BioE Program provides research opportunities for students with any participating program faculty, allowing tremendous diversity and flexibility for research topics and advisors.


Educate students and advance research that integrates engineering principles with the life sciences to improve health, the environment and engineering applications.


Be a global leader in interdisciplinary graduate education and in the creation, development, and transfer of new knowledge & technologies that improve health, understanding of life sciences, and the environment.

BioE Program Goals

Instill the desire to pursue life-long learning. Educate students to integrate engineering and life sciences to generate novel perspectives, concepts, and technologies. Conduct fundamental, applied and translational research that integrates engineering and life sciences to create new knowledge and technologies with high societal and economic impact. Produce graduates who rise to leadership positions in academia, industry, and government.