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Graduate Program


The Biomedical Engineering Department offers programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, as well as a certificate program for those seeking professional development or as a gateway to the M.S. program. For more information on the details of the M.S. and Ph.D. programs please refer to the BME Graduate Student Handbook.

The School of Engineering also offers a cross-departmental, interdisciplinary bioengineering (M.S.) program that provides a broad engineering and biotechnology curriculum, while offering a focus on a specific engineering track that best fits students' interests and career choices. This combination gives our bioengineering graduates professional flexibility, a distinct competitive advantage in the ever-changing field of bioengineering.

Tufts offers a dual degree master's program between the School of Engineering and Tufts Gordon Institute. Students earn two degrees: an M.S. offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and an M.S. Innovation & Management (MSIM) in an accelerated time frame and at a reduced cost.

Also of interest for prospective students is the Joint-Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. All of our M.S. and certificate programs can be taken on a part-time basis.

Entrance requirements for the graduate program:
Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in engineering or basic/applied/health sciences. Requirements include a basic knowledge of biology, math through ordinary differential equations, and some basic engineering courses (for example, fluid mechanics, properties of materials, thermodynamics, circuit theory). Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements. Tufts will offer the opportunity for students accepted into the graduate program to attend courses specifically designed to provide appropriate background in areas such as biology, mathematics, circuit theory, chemical engineering, etc.

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Email: gradadmissions@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3395
Fax: 617-627-4079

Student Progress Forms and Handbook:


Progress Forms
Current students should fill out the applicable form by beginning of each semester and return it to the main Biomedical Engineering office.