A baccalaureate degree in engineering or the physical sciences/ mathematics. (A life science degree may be acceptable with evidence of adequate quantitative course work.) Admitted master’s students typically have had grade point averages of 3.5 out of 4.0, respectively.
Courses highly recommended:
- Advanced Calculus and Differential Equations
- Probability and Statistics
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introductory Computer Science
- Circuits/ Electrical Networks
- Basic Courses in Molecular and Cell Biology
- General and Organic Chemistry
All students wishing to pursue an MS-BME must be apply to and be admitted into the program. All admitted PhD-BME students are allowed to pursue an MS-BME but must formally register their intent with the Master’s Studies Coordinator.
Candidates for the MS must accumulate a total of 30 graduate course credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Only 6 of the 30 graduate course credits may be transferred from another university.
There are two options available to any admitted MS student, thesis and non-thesis:
For this option, a minimum of 24 graduate credits is required, with the balance being thesis research. The courses must fulfill the core curriculum requirement.
The remainder of the credits taken is generally driven by the student's research interest. Upon completion of the thesis, the candidate must pass an oral defense conducted by his/her thesis committee. This will consist of a public presentation followed by questions from the committee. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better to receive the degree.
Candidates must accumulate a total of 30 graduate credits, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better, and satisfy the core curriculum requirements. The balance of the course credits should be selected with a view toward coherence reflecting a specialization in a research area.
- Two graduate level courses in life sciences
- One graduate level course in mathematics
- One graduate level course in computer science
- Three BME courses
Graduate level courses given by other departments and schools may be substituted for courses in this list with the permission of the director of masters studies.