A non-thesis Master of Science degree (MS) is offered by the Graduate Division of the School of Science and Engineering upon the completion of 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work. This coursework must satisfy the distribution requirement (see below). Students receiving aid in the form of a teaching assistantship or a research assistantship are generally not eligible for a Master’s degree as their terminal degree. Doctoral students that have completed 30 semester hours of approved graduate credit and who have successfully defended their research prospectus may then petition the Department for a non-thesis MS degree.
Tuition is set at 50% of regular full graduate division for students in the terminal non-thesis MS program.
In order to prepare our students for careers in biomedical engineering, which is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, we require all graduate students to complete a distribution of classes. These are:
Anatomy and Physiology
2..Biomedical Engineering Domains
One BMEN 6xxx level course in three of the following four domains: Biomedical Design, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics and Biotransport, Biosignals and Biosystems. One of these three courses may be cross-registered with a BMEN 3xxx course.
One course in advanced mathematics (e.g., various 6000-level MATH courses)