Master's Program

M.S. in Engineering Degree Options

Students seeking a Master's of Science in Engineering from the Department of Biomedical Engineeering have two options: M.S. with coursework or the M.S. with thesis. Courses are selected in consultation with the student's supervisor, thesis committee (if applicable), and the graduate advisor as part of a personalized learning plan. For detailed requirements, see the Graduate Program Handbook

As a research-driven department, our primary focus is the Doctoral Program. We accept and consider applicants to the Master's Program on a case-by-case basis. If you are considering a Ph.D. as a terminal degree, we strongly suggest you apply directly to the Doctoral Program, rather than the Master's Program. An M.S. degree is not required to apply for the Doctoral Program. 

B.S. BME/M.S. Integrated Program

For current students majoring in biomedical engineering at UT Austin, we offer a B.S. BME/M.S. Integrated degree. This program allows students to earn both a bachelor's of science degree in biomedical engineering and master's of science degree in engineering in five years. 

MD/M.S. Dual Degree Program

In collaboration with Dell Medical School, the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an M.S. degree specifically designed for current medical students. Dell Medical students can choose the biomedical engineering M.S. to fulfill requirements in year 3, also known as the Growth Year. The overarching goal of the program is to produce physicians who are able to practice medicine and biomedical research with the quantitative analytical skills of an engineer. Details about the program are found in the Graduate Program Handbook