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.

Career Options

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.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in a field of engineering or the sciences.

GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scale scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program. These verbal (V) and quantitative (Q) scores are equivalent to 520 (V) and 720 (Q) on ETS's prior GRE scale.

Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing the program of study leading to the master's degree are required. Letters may be submitted by recommenders on official school or business letterhead in sealed envelopes or by using the electronic UT Dallas Letter of Recommendation Form available on the UT Dallas Graduate Application for Admission.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Applicants must submit an essay or "Statement of Purpose" outlining their background, education, and professional goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.