The MS degree requires a total of 30 graduate course credits (with no more than six 400-level credits) beyond the bachelor's degree. There are two options, thesis and non-thesis, both of which require completion of a core curriculum (see curriculum link on the left):
Thesis option: This requires a minimum of 24 credits of course work, with the balance being thesis research credits. Besides the core, the remainder of the courses is generally driven by the student's research interest, but must include at least two BME courses. Upon completion of the thesis, the student must pass an oral defense conducted by his/her thesis committee. This will consist of a public presentation followed by questions from the committee. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better to receive the degree.
Non-thesis option: Candidates must accumulate a total of 30 graduate credits. Besides the core, the remaining courses are electives but must consist of at least two biomedical engineering courses. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better to receive the degree.