Master of Science Degree Program

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering is a thesis based degree program that provides outstanding graduate level training in six key areas of biomedical engineering and technology: molecular systems; nanosystems and microsystems; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering; physiologic systems; and bioinstrumentation, biomedical imaging, and neuroengineering. This degree can be a pathway to our doctoral degree program. 

Applied Learning

With guidance from a world-class faculty in a stateof-the-art facility, students master essential aspects of biomedical engineering practice and research. By providing students with a solid foundation in life science and engineering, as well as opportunities to engage in and conduct original research, the MS in Biomedical Engineering program prepares them for professional advancement in a dynamic, rapidly advancing field. 

BME Curriculum Highlights 

The core curriculum’s in-depth focus on bioengineering and technology is enhanced by opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in everything from genomics to advanced microscopy. We offer:

  • A Certificate in Medical Device Development
  • An innovative research rotation program for first-year students
  • Courses in a wide range of topics from multiple areas in biomedical engineering
  • Courses in entrepreneurship n Core courses in:
    • Bioimaging Methods
    • Biosignal Processing and Biomedical Imaging
    • Biocontrol, Modeling and Computation
    • Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Transport in Biomedicine
    • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Advanced courses in:
    • Mathematical Modeling for Biomedical Engineering
    • Structure and Dynamics in Adult and Stem Cell Biology
    • Medical Device Development
    • Professional Development (3 courses) 

Master of Science Degree Requirements

  • 33 credit thesis program – 27 course credits and 6 research credits
  • Written research-based thesis
  • Oral thesis defense

Academics and Research

  • The program includes faculty from Rutgers science and engineering departments; Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; other area academic institutions; and local industry researchers.
  • Faculty hold prominent positions in numerous university-wide Centers of Excellence.
  • Students learn and conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities.

Why Rutgers Biomedical Engineering?

  • Our innovative courses and programs are designed to train academic and industry leaders.
  • Our collaborative, interdisciplinary academic community is committed to transformative education and research that is ethically responsible and sustainable.
  • Our active student community is engaged in cutting-edge research.
  • Our accomplished faculty includes internationally recognized experts in their fields, who span departments and schools within Rutgers.
  • Our inclusive student population is more than 50% female.

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