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Established in 1967 our M.S. in Bioengineering program is one of the oldest bioengineering master's programs in the U.S. The Master of Science in Bioengineering program offers a thesis and non-thesis option, both options equip students with skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the field of bioengineering. The thesis option prepares students to conduct research in bioengineering, while the non-thesis track prepares graduates for employment in bioengineering industries. 

M.S. in Bioengineering Curriculum

Our Master of Science in Bioengineering (M.S. thesis) program is a 30 credit-hour degree, with a 6 credit-hour research requirement. The Master of Science in Bioengineering (M.S. non-thesis) program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and does not include a research requirement.

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Bioengineering complete a set of 3 core courses before selecting coursework based on one of five emphasis areas including: biomaterials engineering, regenerative medicine, bioelectrical engineering, biomechanical engineering, cellular and molecular engineering. For more information about curriculum requirements and coursework contact us or review our handbook

Bioengineering Career Opportunities

A bioengineering master's degree can prepare you for a career in industry or research in a number of fields. Recent graduates are now employed with leading industry firms including the FDA, W.L. Gore, PfizerBayer, FDA, and Abbott.  Others have pursued advanced graduate studies in Ph.D., MD, and JD programs at Clemson University and other nationally ranked programs including The Medical University of South Carolina, Florida State University, Emory, and the University of Nebraska among others

Bioengineering Research Expertise

M.S. Bioengineering students benefit from the guidance of Clemson Bioengineering faculty who are innovators and leaders in their fields of study. Clemson bioengineering faculty hold expertise in regenerative medicine, medical device development and reprocessing, and biomechanics among other specializations.

Five Clemson Bioengineering faculty members are AIMBE Fellows – a group which represent the top 2% of the medical and biologic engineering community. Bioengineering faculty have also received recognition from leading professional organizations including the Biomedical Engineering Society.