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The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory is ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 ranking of the nation’s top graduate biomedical engineering programs. The Coulter Department is a unique and flourishing public-private partnership between Emory University’s School of Medicine, Emory’s Laney Graduate School, and Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering.


“The Coulter biomedical engineering department is creating medical breakthroughs driven by engineering innovation and translational research,” said Susan Margulies, chair of the Coulter Department.


“We are proud to be the program training the largest number of women and underrepresented biomedical engineering students in the nation. In addition, our world-class faculty and students are part of an award-winning intersectional ecosystem, solving our most important problems at the interface of medicine and engineering.”


For the ninth consecutive year, all 11 of Georgia Tech’s graduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 10 in their fields in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings. 


"The faculty, staff and graduate students should be proud of the reputation and accomplishments of our eight engineering schools and the College as a whole," said Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering.


"With all Georgia Tech graduate engineering programs placed in the top ten nationally, it is through their hard work that we continue to be recognized as one of the premier engineering colleges in the Nation. We are gratified that our peers recognize the efforts we make toward providing an exemplary graduate school environment and exceptional levels of research productivity.”



2021 Rankings for Georgia Tech's Engineering Graduate Programs:

Aerospace - 4th

Biomedical – 2nd

Chemical - 5th (tied with Minnesota and UT-Austin)

Civil – 3rd (tied with Stanford)

Computer - 6th

Electrical - 6th (tied with Michigan)

Environmental - 5th (tired with UT-Austin)

Industrial - 1st                

Materials - 9th

Mechanical - 5th (tied with Illinois and Michigan)

Nuclear - 9th (tied with Penn State)


Overall the Georgia Tech College of Engineering’s graduate programs are ranked eighth in the country and third among public colleges.



Media Contacts:

Walter Rich

Communications Manager

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology