Summary: Graduate Study
The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's
top 10 bioengineering/biomedical engineering graduate programs. Our graduate program
offers innovative training and curriculum to prepare the next generation of leaders in basic,
applied and translational research at the interface of biology and engineering.
The cornerstone of our success as a leader in bioengineering is capitalizing on Rice's
proximity to the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, which
has promoted the development of long-term collaborative efforts with the member institutions
of the TMC, including two NIH Grand Opportunity (GO) grants, the NIBIB Quantum Grant,
two NIH Bioengineering Research Partnership grants, and several projects through the BioSci-
ence Research Collaborative.
As a member institution of the TMC and through Rice University's research centers
and institutes, we have built numerous interdisciplinary partnerships in education, research and
outreach. Working and learning in this environment fosters cooperation with leaders in every
specialty of basic science and medicine while providing our graduate students with hands-on