Bioengineering (MS)

Admission Standards

The admission standards for the Master of Science program in Bioengineering are as follows:

  1. All admission applications for the program shall include:
    1. A completed application for admission for the Graduate School,
    2. An application fee,
    3. At least two letters of recommendation,
    4. Written statement describing previous experience related to Bioengineering and how the Master of Science in Bioengineering will allow the applicant to fulfill their career goals, and
    5. Official transcript(s) for all previous post-secondary coursework.  All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim into English. 
  2. The minimum requirement for admission is the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  3. The successful applicant will typically have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by either TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score or demonstration of a degree awarded from an acceptable English language institution.  The successful applicant will typically have a TOEFL score of 80 or higher or overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher or a Duolingo score of 105 or higher.

Degree Requirements

Program Core
BE 601Bioengineering Seminar (two)2
BE 621Bioinstrumentation4
BE 654Advanced Physiology for Engineers3
BE 695Bioengineering Research Design & Methods3
CHE 686Chemical Engineering Analysis3
Technical Electives 19-12
See below for areas of emphasis and approved courses 1
Thesis or Project 23-6
Master of Science Thesis in Bioengineering
Bioengineering Non-thesis Design/Research Project
Minimum Total Hours30

The master of science degree must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy degree requirements and all academic work attempted in graduate studies. 


Thesis option students complete nine (9) credit hours of emphasis-area coursework; non-thesis option students complete twelve (12) credit hours of emphasis-area coursework.


Thesis option students complete six (6) credit hours of BE 698 Master of Science Thesis in Bioengineering; non-thesis option students complete three (3) credit hours of BE 691 Bioengineering Non-thesis Design/Research Project.

Technical Electives

Thesis option students complete nine (9) credit hours of technical electives in the emphasis areas listed below. Non-thesis/project option students complete twelve (12) credit hours of technical electives. Students may take technical electives from more than one area of emphasis with prior approval from the student's advisor and the Department Chair.

Technical electives must include at least nine (9) credit hours of Bioengineering (BE-prefix courses), unless a student's advisor and the Department Chair approve a deviation from this requirement. 

Fulfillment of technical elective requirements with courses outside of the emphasis-area electives require permission from the student’s advisor and Department Chair.

Bioelectrical & Biomedical Devices
Biomedical Acoustics
LabVIEW for Bioengineers
Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers
Cardiovascular Dynamics
Advanced Biomaterials
Artificial Organs
Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS
Bioimaging & Biocomputational Modeling
Special Topics in Bioengineering (AI Techniques in Digital Photography)
Machine Learning in Python
Machine Learning in Medicine
Medical Image Computing
Computer Tools for Medical Image Analysis
Computational Methods for Medical Image Analysis
Modeling of Biological Phenomena
Simulation and Modeling of Discrete Systems
Digital Image Processing
Medical Imaging Systems
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Introduction to Biomedical Computing
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation
Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers
Cardiovascular Dynamics
Biomechanical Computer Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement
Injury Biomechanics
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
Cellular Mechanobiology in Cancer
Molecular & Tissue Engineering
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Nanoscale Bioengineering: Application and Methodology of Nanobiomaterials in Bioengineering
Tissue and Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory
Advanced Biomaterials
Cellular Mechanobiology in Cancer
Biomolecular Interactions
Molecular Biology
Techniques in Biomolecular Interactions