Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Science (MS) Program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to provide advanced training in biomedical engineering. All students are required to complete a practicum. Students may satisfy the practicum requirement by completing an approved project or by developing a research focus and carrying out original research that culminates in a written thesis.

Areas of Research: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Neural Engineering, Synthetic and Systems Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Biomedical Imaging, Computational Modeling and Data Sciences, Nanotechnology and Sensing

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Course Requirements

Students coming straight from a BS degree to our MS program must adhere to the curriculum below to meet the 36 credit minimum requirement for graduation.

 Master of Science with Project

  • BE 605: Molecular Bioengineering or BE 606: Quantitative Physiology for Engineers
  • Three BME technical electives (500-level or higher)
  • Math course selected from approved list
  • Three ENG technical electives (500-level or higher, may include additional BME coursework)
  • BE 790: Biomedical Engineering Seminar
  • BE 952: MS Mentored Project (satisfies practicum requirement) A suitable project must be identified and approved by the BME Graduate Committee. The mentored project must be supervised by BME primary faculty member or an approved outside advisor.

Master of Science with Thesis

  • BE 605: Molecular Bioengineering or BE 606: Quantitative Physiology for Engineers
  • Three BME technical electives (500-level or higher)
  • Math course selected from approved list
  • Two ENG technical electives (500-level or higher, may include additional BME coursework)
  • BE 790: Biomedical Engineering Seminar
  • BE 954: MS Thesis Research (satisfies practicum requirement) Students will complete a suitable research thesis supervised by a faculty member of the department or an external faculty member deemed acceptable by the BME Graduate Committee.

Master of Science with a Focus in Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine is an emerging interdisciplinary field with a high demand for researchers who have the unique knowledge and skill sets to apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to problems in medicine. This Focus Area affords the opportunity for MS students to expand their basic knowledge and develop advanced competency in this emerging field. Students who opt to complete the MS with a Focus in Nanomedicine will fulfill the standard BME MS requirements, but their coursework will be concentrated on nanomedicine topics and their project must directly relate to challenges in nanomedicine. Elective courses are drawn from the College of Engineering, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical School, to expose students to the range of faculty expertise and perspectives that inform this interdisciplinary field. Through coursework and guided research, students focusing on nanomedicine will learn how to integrate knowledge, ideas, and skills from multiple disciplines, to apply nanotechnology to medical challenges. Graduates will be prepared to use their nanotechnology skills in industry and consulting careers or in future training in MD, PhD or MD/PhD programs.

Nanomedicine Focus Requirements
Approved Nanomedicine Electives for Nanomedicine Focus

 

Specialization Programs for BME Master’s Students

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Application and Deadlines

Any inquiries related to application status and/or receipt of supplemental application materials should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at enggrad@bu.edu or 617-353-9760. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15 deadline in order to be considered for tuition scholarships. Applications will be accepted until March 15.
NEW: GRE scores not required for Master’s applicants who will have earned a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a US College or University by September 2020. See our Application Requirements for details.

For additional information about the MS program, please contact Corinne Rosseel (crosseel@bu.edu).