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Department of Biomedical Engineering


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Biomedical technology is booming. Companies are seeking engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, who have training in tissue engineering, or who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints. Students graduate from Tufts ready to advance in the ever-changing field of biomedical engineering.

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. All of our M.S. programs can be taken on a part-time basis.

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

Dual Degree Program

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.

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.


Graduate Student 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.