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Degree Details - Master of Science

Degree Type

  • Masters

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 Semesters
  • 36 Credits


A Flexible, Professional Degree

The Master of Science (MS) program can be completed in as little as one calendar year of full-time study, including a summer practicum. Part-time options are also available.

Thesis or Project

The Master of Science (MS) Program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to provide advanced training in biomedical engineering, through coursework and a hands-on practicum. Students may satisfy the practicum requirement by completing an approved mentored project or by developing a research focus and carrying out original research that culminates in a written thesis.

MS Program FAQs

Required Coursework

Master of Science with Project

Master of Science with Thesis


Any inquiries related to application status and/or receipt of supplemental application materials should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at or 617-353-9760. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15 deadline in order to be considered for tuition scholarships.

The GRE is not required from applicants to all master’s programs (except LEAP) who have earned, or will earn, a 4-year degree from a U.S. institution. It will not negatively impact evaluation of your application if you do not submit these scores. We encourage students of limited means to apply for an application fee waiver.

Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

January 15, 2024

Masters Programs Priority Deadline. All applications to master’s programs will be considered for tuition scholarship. Applications completed by Jan 15th will receive priority review for scholarship.

March 15, 2024

Applications received after March 15th will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Where do our graduates work?

Professional development is an important co-curricular feature of our program. Faculty, alumni and current students share networking references and mentoring to provide advice and assistance to meet each student’s career goals. Our graduates are employed by leading companies in the medical device and healthcare fields, including:

Accellent, Inc. Global Prior Art
Accenture Health Advances
Adapteva, Inc. Hologic
Adidas Humedica
Allen Medical Intuitive Surgical
Analog Devices InviCRO
Applied Analytics Massachusetts General Hospital
Becton Dickinson Medica Corporation
Boston Scientific Medtronic
Cellanyx Diagnostics Merck
CSA Medical Partners Healthcare
DEKA Research and Development Phillips Healthcare
DePuy Synthes Smith & Nephew
Draeger Medical Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
eClinicalWorks Thoratec
Forsyth Institute Vivonics, Inc.
GE Healthcare Wyss Institute

More Information

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

For additional information regarding the MS curriculum, or to get in touch with a Master Student Ambassador, please contact Inna Gerzon (

BME Master of Science Program Brochure


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