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The Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) is a unique multidisciplinary program that bridges the biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, and real-world applications to enhance the quality of life. Our world-class students and faculty members are innovating across a continuum of systems — from natural to engineered to medical.

The SBES program is a joint partnership between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest and offers master's, doctoral, and combination degrees at both campus locations.

A BEAM graduate student measures precise volumes of liquids in the lab

Combining Two Prestigious Programs

Formed in 2003, SBES is a joint graduate program that brings together two prestigious academic units:

Other frequent teaching and research partners include the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Each of these separate entities contributes unique strengths to the combined enterprise so that students are offered a wide spectrum of first-class educational and research opportunities.

Degrees Offered

SBES is a graduate level only program offering the following degree programs:

Contact Information

Virginia Tech campus
Kelsey Wall, Biomedical Engineering / SBES Graduate Coordinator 
Email: Phone: 540-231-0752
VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
317 Kelly Hall, 325 Stanger Street, Mail Code 0298
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Wake Forest campus
Beth Whitsett, Wake Forest Graduate Admissions
Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157