Applicants to the program should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited engineering school. Applicants with degrees from programs which are highly quantitative (e.g. biophysics or biochemistry) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are expected to have adequate computer skills and college level calculus. Foundational course work in these fields is available to students to bridge any gap in their technical backgrounds. However, credit for such courses will not count toward the degree. The successful applicant should have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.000/4.000 or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. International applicants, in addition to the minimum 3.000/4.000 requirement, should submit GRE and TOEFL scores with a minimum 650 (Quantitative) and 550 (paper based or equivalent computer or internet versions), respectively. Applicants will also submit:
- An application to the Graduate School of Engineering.
- A one-page description of their interest and expectations of the program, focusing on their career path. (Submitted online with application.)
Students accepted to the program will complete a rigorous core curriculum in basic bioengineering science followed by completion of an immersion track curriculum.
There are currently seven tracks from which to choose:
Track 1: Bioimaging and Signal Processing
Track 2: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Track 3: BioMEMs/BioNANO
Track 4: Biochemical and Bioenvironmental Engineering
Track 5: Motor Control
Track 6: Biocomputing
Track 0: General Bioengineering Studies