Graduate Degree Programs

Students pursuing graduate programs within the Department of Biomedical Engineering have the ability to use their knowledge and skillset to create practical applications in healthcare and within their communities. Current and past students have sought to increase physical patient mobility, diagnose and cure cancer, and develop bioresorbable implants for surgeries.

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Biomedical Engineering ranked #2 on the Best Masters in Biomedical Engineering Degree Programs by Intelligence.

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Biomedical Engineering ranked #9 on the Best Masters in Biomedical Engineering Degree Programs by Best Value Schools.

MS Program

The department offers a STEM-designated Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering with the following options.

  • Thesis option - minimum of 30 semester hours required beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • Non-thesis option - minimum of 33 semester hours required beyond the bachelor's degree.
Degree Plans
Courses for MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • Required core BMEN courses

    BMEN 5210—Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
    BMEN 5310—Clinical Instrumentation

  • Seminar

    BMEN 5940—Biomedical Engineering Seminar

  • Other BMEN courses may be chosen from the following

    BMEN 5312—Advanced Signal Processing in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5005—Neuroengineering
    BMEN 5323—Advanced Biomedical Optics
    BMEN 5322—Medical Imaging
    BMEN 5320—Advanced Biomechanics
    BMEN 5321—Biomaterials Compatibility
    BMEN 5315—Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5800—Topics in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5810—Topics in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5890—Directed Study in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5900—Special Problems in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5910—Special Problems in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5920—Cooperative Education in Biomedical Engineering
    BMEN 5950—Master’s Thesis

MS in Biomedical Engineering for students with 3/4 year Bachelor's degree in Biology / Chemistry / Math / Physics
MS in Biomedical Engineering / MBA in Business Management
MS in Biomedical Engineering / MS in Data Science (COI)


Ph.D. Program

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.  

Our Ph.D. program offers two tracks: a traditional research track that will help you progress toward your academic career goal and a one-of-a-kind healthcare start-up management track in collaboration with the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. High-achieving students may apply with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Positions for Ph.D. students in Systems and Synthetic Biology

If your previous degree (BS or MS) is an area other than Biomedical Engineering, then you may need to take some leveling courses. Please consult with your graduate advisor in Biomedical Engineering.