Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Study
Biomedical Engineering - Master of Science

The Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering prepares graduates to review technical literature related to a biomedical engineering research problem and communicate those results through oral presentations and written publications.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.


For admission to the master’s degree in biomedical engineering on regular status, the student must:

  1. have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or related field;
  2. have a grade-point average that would indicate success in graduate study.
Applicants who are admitted without a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering may be required to complete collateral course work to make up deficiencies. Collateral course work will not count towards the fulfillment of degree requirements.

International applicants are required to submit their scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The master’s degree program in biomedical engineering is available under either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis). A total of 30 credits is required for the degree. The student’s program of study is selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and the graduate program director. No more than 6 credits of 400-level courses may be counted towards the degree requirements.

Student’s must complete the following core course:
BME    803    Research Methods        3

Additional Requirements for Plan A
  1. Completion of the following course:
    BME    892    Biomedical Engineering Seminar        1
  2. Complete of at least 4, but not more than 8, credits of BME 899 Master’s Thesis Research.
  3. Pass a final oral examination in defense of the thesis.
Additional Requirements for Plan B
  1. Pass a final examination or evaluation.