The Rice University Department of Bioengineering is a top-tier teaching and research institution with a faculty committed to excellence in education, interdisciplinary, basic and translational research. Our graduate program is consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 bioengineering/biomedical engineering 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.

Key to our success as an international leader in bioengineering is capitalizing on Rice's central location, which promotes the development of long-term strategic partnerships with industry, academic, and government institutions. Rice is situated in the midst of one of the largest, most diverse cities in the nation. Our neighbors include the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and its 46 member institutions. The TMC, which is the largest medical center in the world where much of Houston's biotechnology industry is focused, provides unlimited opportunity to expand our global reach and build unparallel teaching and research programs that solve pressing global health care problems.

For more information, please visit the Department of Bioengineering website and download the graduate studies brochure and graduate program handbook.

Degrees Offered:

Master of Bioengineering
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy

Areas of Research

  • Biomaterials and drug delivery
  • Biomedical imaging and diagnostics
  • Cellular and biomolecular engineering
  • Computational and theoretical bioengineering
  • Supramolecular biophysics and bioengineering
  • Tissue engineering and biomechanics

The Department of Bioengineering Contact Information

Professor K. Jane Grande-Allen, Chair
Location: 10th Floor, BioScience Research Collaborative
Phone: 713-348-5869
Fax: 713-348-5877