Each application is evaluated individually and based on undergraduate/graduate records, GRE scores and recommendation letters. In addition, the department will consider current project, lab, and research area availability when evaluating applicants. Past research experience or employment in areas relevant to bioengineering carry significant weight.
Generally, applicants will have
The basic requirement for admission to a bioengineering advanced
degree program is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate
engineering program. Students will most commonly be trained in materials,
chemical or mechanical engineering, although students from the other
traditional engineering disciplines are also accepted. Exceptional students in
physics, chemistry and the life sciences are also considered.
Because of the interdisciplinary character of bioengineering, it is to be expected that many students will have areas of deficiency that will have to be remedied during their first year of graduate work. The following is a list of courses that cover the areas in which all bioengineering graduate students must demonstrate competence:
Students with a B.S. in engineering or physics
Expected additional background of
Students with a B.S. or B.A. with majors such as biology, physiology, microbiology, zoology or biochemistry
Background required of engineers, plus
Students can enter the department prior to meeting all the
prerequisites if approved by the admissions committee. These students must plan
to complete the prerequisites during their enrollment in addition to the
requirements stipulated for the M.S. or Ph.D. Course credits from prerequisites
are not applied toward a graduate degree, and students can be restricted to a
minimum assistantship until undergraduate prerequisites are completed.
Under special circumstances, some students might wish to waive prerequisites. A petition to the bioengineering department must be submitted.
Tentative notification of admission status by department is:
Applicants for the Ph.D. program will be preferably considered. The department does not provide assistantship support for M.S. students.
Applicants for August enrollment whose files are completed prior to January 15 will be given preferential consideration for financial aid in the form of research and teaching assistantships or University fellowships. Assistantship support might also be available for students considering January enrollment.
Graduate Student Services Coordinator