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Graduate Program

Master's Program

The Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs earned through the completion of ten approved courses with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. At least two of these courses must be chosen from the list of core courses below.

All MS students are admitted to the non-thesis Master's degree program. Students who wish to complete a master's thesis must first pass the original research proposal course (BME299-ORP), and only then may register for 9 SHUs of MS thesis.

Core Courses – Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
Course Course Name Brief Description
BME 250
(3 SHUs)
Principles of Biomedical Engineering The role of biomedical engineering in the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
BME 141
(3 SHUs)
Analytical Tools of Biomedical Engineering Statistical methods of data analysis with emphasis upon biomedical applications.
BME 162
(3 SHUs)
Molecular Biotechnology Overview of key aspects of molecular biology and engineering aspects of biotechnology. Topics include molecular biology, recombinant DNA techniques, immunology, cell biology, protein purification, fermentation, cell culture, combinatorial methods, bioethics, and bioinformatics.

Requirements include:

  • Master of Science
    • 2 of the three core courses listed above (6 SHUs)
    • 7 BME electives (21 SHUs)
      • One of the electives may be the BME 299-01 project course
    • 1 Professional development (Engineering Management) course (3 SHUs)
  • Master of Science with thesis
    • 2 of the three core courses listed above (6 SHUs)
    • 3 BME electives (9 SHUs)
    • 1 additional elective course approved by advisor (3 SHUs)
    • BME 299-ORP (Original Research Presentation) course (3 SHUs)
    • Master's Thesis - research committee meetings and thesis defense (9 SHUs)

Additional program details are provided in the BME Graduate Student Handbook which is revised at the beginning of each academic year.