Master's of Science Degree Program

The master's of science degree is a thesis-based program that consists of a total of 33 credits (27 course credits and 6 research credits). Students are expected to have a background in physiology in the undergraduate level or graduate level physiology courses may need to be taken. During the first academic year, students are required to select their thesis research advisor. Selection must take place no later than the end of the first summer (beginning of next summer for students entering in January); by then each student will have the opportunity to complete a one-month research rotation with three different principal investigators if they are unable to determine an advisor. The program then culminates in a final defense of their thesis before a committee of 3 BME graduate faculty members. 


BME Core Courses (3 out of 5 required)

  • 16:125:561 BioImaging Methods (3cr) 
  • 16:125:571 Biosignal Processing and Biomedical Imaging (3cr) 
  • 16:125:572 Biocontrol, Modeling and Computation (3cr)
  • 16:125:573 Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Transport in Biomedicine (3cr)
  • 16:125:574 Biomechanics Systems (3cr)

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

  • 16:125:501 BME Mathematical Modeling

Advanced Cell Biology

  • 16:125:586 Stucture and Dynamics in Adult and Stem Cell Bioengineering

Developmental Courses

  • Required
    • 16:125:601 Engineering Ethics and Seminar
    • 16:125:602 Engineering Writing and Seminar
    • 16:125:628 Clinical Practicum
  • Optional
    • 16:115:556 Ethical Science Conduct
    • 16:125:607 Preparing Future Faculty I (1cr)
    • 16:125:608 Preparing Future Faculty II

Elective Courses (Three 3-credit courses)

  • Choose from BME Graduate Handbook

Research (6 credits)

BME MS Learning Goals and Assessment