Oregon State University's interdisciplinary graduate program in Bioengineering offers Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
Students enrolled in the MEng and MS degree programs will complete at least 45 graduate credits. For students in the MS program, 12 of those credits must be thesis credits (BIOE 503). Students enrolled in the PhD program will complete at least 108 graduate credits. At least 36 of those credits must be non-blanket coursework, and at least 36 must be thesis credits (BIOE 603).
Students in all Bioengineering graduate programs will be required to complete the program core curriculum for a total of 15 credits. The remaining credits required for completion of the degree program will be electives, and may include courses in science, mathematics, engineering or other topics (e.g., entrepreneurship). An abundance of courses offered at OSU fulfill the elective requirements, including several courses related to bioengineering offered within the College of Engineering. In addition, the College of Veterinary Medicine recently initiated a new graduate program in Comparative Health Sciences, which includes various course offerings that could serve as electives for Bioengineering graduate students. These include existing courses in Animal Models (VMB 521) and Molecular Tools (VMB 671), as well as new courses in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Genomics and Immunology.
All students will submit a program of study during their first quarter in the program specifying the elective courses they plan to take to complete their degree requirements. Programs of study will be reviewed by a committee of BIOE program faculty to ensure that the program has sufficient breadth and depth in the context of the student’s planned research activities.