Coordinator: Kagya Amoako, Assistant Professor, PhD., University of Michigan
The master of science in biomedical engineering prepares students for positions in biomedical engineering and continued education in biomedical engineering. It addresses the improvement of human health through a multi-disciplinary approach, where integration of concepts from engineering and mathematics with those in the life sciences provide directed technologies for the advancement of health care. Students enrolled in the program will address unmet medical needs using knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, etc. They will take measurements on and interpret data from living systems, address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems, work on team projects, and communicate their work orally and in writing. Graduates of this program will be able to evaluate biomedical engineering literature to identify, analyze, and assess a medical need, design solutions to these problems using multidisciplinary approach, and manage biomedical engineering projects.
A minimum of 30 credits must be completed to earn the master of science degree in biomedical engineering, including a substantial project as outlined below.
Applicants to the master of science in biomedical engineering program must have earned or are close to earning a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, or a related field.
- GPA requirement: Admission will usually require a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. This is a guideline and is not a strict requirement.
- Transcripts: Applicants will submit an official transcript displaying the seal of the institution and signed by the registrar.
- Letters of recommendation: No more than three letters of recommendations are required. Students must submit only three letters written by those best suited to comment on the student’s academic and/or research skills.
- Personal Statement: Students must submit a personal statement about their background including life experiences, why they want to pursue a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, and what are their personal aspirations and career goals.
- TOEFL/IELTS: A minimum overall score of 75 internet-based format TOEFL score or a minimum overall score of 6 internet-based-format IELTS. Applicants who have earned or will earn a Bachelor’s degree will be exempt from submitting a TOEFL/IELTS score if the degree was earned from an institution where the language of instruction is English.
- GRE: The GRE is NOT required for the master’s program.
Before enrolling, students are generally required to have completed undergraduate courses in cell biology, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, calculus I, II, and III, differential equations, a course in basic electronic circuits, two courses in either mechanics, fluid mechanics, dynamics or thermodynamics, and introductory level programming. Applicants with strong academic or professional experience but without the necessary background for enrolling in some of the required courses may be asked to complete additional courses.