Graduate Admissions

General Requirements

Biomedical Engineering graduate students come to the department with strong academic records and show a strong potential to succeed at an advanced level. Successful applicants typically have:

  • B.S. in an engineering discipline, physics, or the life sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.).
  • minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale)

Master's vs. PhD

Apply to the master's program if you plan to end your studies at the master's level. Apply to the Ph.D. program directly if you plan to pursue a Ph.D. ( If you do not currently hold a relevant master's degree, you will earn it during the first two years of the Ph.D. program.)

  • If you have a Masters degree from a BME program at another school, you cannot apply to the Masters program

Entrance requirements

  • Biology Course with Lab or Physiology Course with Lab
  • Biological Science
  • Physics (2 terms)
  • Mathematics (through ordinary differential equations)
  • Minimum of 4 engineering courses

Each applicant’s background and preparation is evaluated during the admissions process. Our Graduate Admissions Committee frequently recommends applicants for admission who have not completed all prerequisites as undergraduates. These applicants must complete these courses as graduate students, usually in their first year of coursework.