Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical engineering involves the application of engineering principles and methods to define and solve problems in medicine and biology. Students choose biomedical engineering to be of service to people, for the challenge of working with living systems and to apply advanced technology to problems of healthcare delivery.

Biomedical engineering careers can be found in industrial, healthcare, academic, private laboratory and government settings. The typical biomedical engineer will work in a team environment that may include physical scientists, engineers, clinicians and life scientists.

The objective of the MS in Biomedical Engineering degree program is to produce graduates who are capable of undertaking challenging projects that require advanced knowledge of the design of mechanical, electrical and thermal systems, focused in life science applications.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Biomedical Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field of engineering or the sciences

GPA: GPA of 3.25 or better on 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Minimum GRE scores of 154, 156 and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable. 

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Daniel Gray
Degree Plan Evaluator
Department of Bioengineering
Office: ECSS 3.908D

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions including: Research and Development Engineer in areas such as bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue engineering or rehabilitation engineering and Consulting Engineer in the public and private sector.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.