About this course
The MS Biomedical Engineering program has been designed, in consultation with potential employers, to prepare graduates for the wide variety of emerging interdisciplinary careers at the interfaces between engineering and the life sciences. The coursework has been designed to build upon the student's background in engineering, chemistry, physics or biology. Students will take courses that uniquely prepare them to function effectively in a regulated environment in which they will develop health-related products and techniques that improve the quality of life.
Technical elective courses may be taken from the list of electives provided on the department website, in consultation with the academic advisor. The electives, in combination with the required thesis or project research, will enable the student to develop depth in one of the many areas that biomedical engineering encompasses.
- Candidates must meet all university admission requirements. Students with a major GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to take the GRE. All others must take the GRE General Test and obtained a combined score of 315 or higher in the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and 3.5 or higher in the Analytical Writing section. Students can be admitted in either classified or conditionally classified standing. To be admitted to classified standing, a student must possess a BS degree in biomedical engineering or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.75 or better in the last 60 semester units, have met the GRE requirement if their major GPA is below 3.0, and also have completed the Transition Courses with grades of B or better.
- Students can be admitted to conditionally classified standing if they have a BS degree in an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics or biology from an accredited institution. Students with conditionally classified standing will take a series of Transition Courses. Once these are completed satisfactorily, students can petition for transfer to classified standing.