Master’s of Science & Master’s of Engineering

The Master’s of Science and Master’s of Engineering programs are focused on providing advanced didactic and hands-on training in the discipline of biomedical engineering. Master’s-level coursework is a shift from understanding of fundamentals to solving broader and more open-ended problems, with a focus on critical thinking and analysis. MS and ME graduates in BME have broader opportunities in biomedical engineering positions, from management to product development to research in both academic and industry.

The Master’s degree program in BME is a 30 credit program designed to provide flexibility in coursework and opportunities for hands-on training. Both the MS and ME programs with either the thesis and non-thesis options require:

  • 10 credits in BME Core Courses
  • 6 Credits in BME Electives
  • 9-13 credits of Specialization Electives

This flexible course curriculum permits tailoring of coursework to the individual interests of the student. Further, Specialization Electives provide breadth and depth of their degrees. Students in our degree program have the unique opportunity to not only take graduate-level courses in any of the 11 engineering departments in the College of Engineering. They can also take courses in the College of Medicine. This provides a highly unique curriculum option and represents the strong synergy between our department and both the College of Engineering and College of Medicine. Further, our curriculum supports student’s interests in the Engineering Innovation Institute, where students can enroll in courses to count towards their Specialization Electives or even receive an Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate.