Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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The overall objective of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree is to provide training relevant to professional employment in a BME-related field. A minimum total of 32 credit hours is required for this degree, of which at least 24 credit hours must come from coursework; six to eight credit hours of research are required. This degree requires completion of a written dissertation and a subsequent oral defense of it before an approved master's thesis examination committee.

Admission Criteria

Because the M.S. degree requires the time and frequently the resources of a faculty mentor to be available in order to adequately execute the research component of the degree, the BME department will admit candidates who not only have the credentials suitable for this degree but for which a department faculty member consents to serve as the candidate’s research mentor.


Minimum Degree Credits 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 9
Required Courses (12)
BME 500Intro to Biomedical Engrg3
BME 522Math Methods in BME3
BME 533Biostatistics3
BME 553Quantitative Physiology3
Elective Courses (12)
Select six credit hours of 400- or 500-level life science and/or advanced mathematics and/or engineering courses with adviser approval6
Select six credit hours of 400- or 500-level BME courses with adviser approval6
Thesis Research (6-8)
BME 591Research & Thesis MS Degree6-8