M.S.E. Program

Personalized Learning Plan

The concept of a Personal Learning Plan is to tailor educational experiences to meet individual needs. Courses are selected in consultation with the student's supervisor, dissertation committee, and the graduate advisor to ensure adequate breadth and depth.

The BME program has two options for obtaining an M.S.E. degree: the M.S.E. with coursework and the M.S.E. with thesis.

Graduate Coursework Requirements

30 credit hours are required. Coursework consists of ten technical courses (total of 30 semester credit hours). Eight of the technical courses must be graduate level and taken for a letter grade.

Core requirements. Five of the ten technical courses (3 credit hours each, 15 credit hours total) must meet the following requirements:

  • Biological or clinical sciences.
  • Basic or applied mathematics (To meet this requirement, a statistics course is encouraged, but another mathematics topic may be approved in some circumstances.)
  • Students must take a course from three of the four technical areas below:
    • Technical area 1: Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation.
    • Technical area 2: Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering. 
    • Technical area 3: Computational Biomedical Engineering. 
    • Technical area 4: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics.

M.S.E. with Coursework

To obtain a coursework M.S.E. degree, students must complete the core requirements above plus five additional technical electives (15 credit hours).

M.S.E. with Thesis

To obtain an M.S.E. with thesis degree, students must complete the core requirements above plus three additional technical electives (9 credit hours) and two semesters of thesis research (6 credit hours).

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 Lacy White220
Lacy White, Graduate Coordinator

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Andrew Dunn, Ph.D., Graduate Advisor, Professor


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