Why choose UC Davis?

Multidisciplinary Research

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group (BMEGG) incorporates the research programs of more than 90 faculty members in departments across campus including: Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Radiology; Orthopaedic Surgery; Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Neurology; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; and Mathematics.

Clinical Connections

You have access to the UC Davis School of Medicine (35% of BMEGG faculty), the School of Veterinary Medicine and many research centers that can help you advance your research from the molecular, cellular, tissue, to organism level, all the way through clinical practice.

Research Dollars

Biomedical Engineering is ranked among the top 20 of national public universities for research expenditures by the National Science Foundation.

Personal Attention

Our philosophy is that each student’s success matters to us.  Students are given great flexibility in creating a program of study that is consistent with their educational and research goals.  Our educational objectives are to train students how to apply engineering methods to the study of biological mechanisms and systems and to prepare students to become independent learners.  To facilitate your career goals, we offer unique training opportunities that develop both your technical and professional skills.


Davis is a small bike and pedestrian friendly town located near Sacramento, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe.  You can easily bike to class, walk to the downtown farmers market, snowboard fresh powder, enjoy a Broadway hit, and camp along the coast all in one week.