Academic Catalog

Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

Program specialization in this master's degree may be undertaken in these areas:

  • biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • biomechanics of injury
  • biomedical imaging
  • biomedical instrumentation
  • computational and systems biology
  • interdisciplinary

These specializations are available to both part-time and full-time students, in either research or non-research degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the minimum requirements for admission into the M.S. Program in Biomedical Engineering are:

  1. Official transcripts from an accredited institution showing completion of an engineering baccalaureate degree. Students with a baccalaureate degree from a non-engineering discipline will be considered for admission to the program if they have the prerequisite coursework in Calculus (1, 2, and Differential Equations) and Physics (1 and 2). Students without subsequent mathematical application coursework (e.g. life science) must have passed these courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better. 
  2. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale will be considered for Regular Admission and GPA between 2.8 and 3.0 will be considered for Qualified Admission.
  3. International applicants are required to submit a WES Evaluation.
 

Program Requirements

This Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is offered under the following options:

Plan A: minimum of thirty credits in course work including an eight credit thesis.

Plan C: minimum of thirty credits in course work.

Core Requirements

For either plan, students must complete the following:

BME 5010Quantitative Physiology4
BME 5020Computer and Mathematical Applications in Biomedical Engineering4
BME 8070Seminar in Biomedical Engineering1

Thesis Degree Plan (Plan A)

13 credits of general courses (at least 6 credits in BME)
Minimum of 6 credits at the 7000-level or above( with at least 3 credits at 7000 level or above in BME) *
Maximum of 4 credits in BME 5990 or 7990 (Directed study)
8 credits of BME 8999 - Master's Thesis Research
Maximum of 6 credits of Non-BME Grad level courses from Engineering or Medical School programs

Non-Thesis Degree Plan (Plan C)

21 credits of general courses (at least 12 credits in BME)
Minimum of 6 credits at the 7000-level or above (with at least 3 credits at 7000-level or above in BME) *
Maximum of 4 credits in BME 5990 or 7990(Directed Study)
Maximum of 4 credits in BME 6991 (Internship)
Maximum of 6 credits of Non-BME Graduate level Engineering or Medical School courses
*

BME 7990 and BME 8999 credits cannot be counted towards the minimum number of 7000-level credits in either the thesis or non-thesis program.

Students enrolled in the master’s degree program are required to file a Plan of Work with the Graduate Program Director of the program by the time eight graduate credits have been earned. Following this, the applicant will petition his/her advisor to advance his/her rank to ‘candidate.’ Candidate status must be authorized by the time ten graduate credits have been earned, or else subsequent registration will be denied.

All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of EngineeringCourses to be applied to the degree requirements must be completed with a grade of B minus or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken from Engineering or Medical School graduate-level courses with prior approval from the department.

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