Doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) and Masters degrees (M.S. and M.Eng.) in Bioengineering are offered.  For all graduate programs, students must take the courses in the BIOE program core, as well as a range of elective courses. Details about the requirements for each of these programs is provided below. 


Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

BIOE 511

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering


BIOE 512

Modeling of Physiological Systems


BIOE 513

Drug and Medical Device Regulation in Technology Development


BIOE 507

Bioengineering Seminar (includes ethics)



Publication of M.S. and Ph.D. level research findings in the peer reviewed literature is vital to the success of our graduates and reputation of our graduate program. It is generally on the basis of these widely available, peer- reviewed, manuscripts that the quality and impact of one’s research endeavors is assessed and potential for future success evaluated. Stated another way, simply completing a M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation is generally not sufficient for attainment of the career goals of students and faculty.

In general, publishing approximately 3 manuscripts on the basis of a Ph.D. dissertation and 1 manuscript on the basis of M.S. research are viewed as reasonable targets. Specifics of these expectations, including guidelines and timelines, are matters to be arranged between students and their faculty advisors. 


There are two master’s degrees in Bioengineering, Master of Science (MS) and Master of Engineering (MEng). The MS degree includes a research project and a thesis, while the MEng provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced-level study without the requirement for a research thesis. MEng degrees are intended as terminal degrees, not as preparation for a doctorate, and will emphasize job-related knowledge and skills.  Although not required, students wishing to pursue a PhD in the future are advised to pursue an MS degree, not the MEng.


Ph.D. Program in Bioengineering

M.S. Program in Bioengineering

M.Eng. Program in Bioengineering