12 months
23140 USD/year
23140 USD/year
12809 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Biological Engineering from University of Missouri - Columbia unites existing faculty and infrastructure from both colleges. CoE contributes biomedical engineering capabilities while CAFNR brings strengths in bioprocess and bioenvironmental engineering. 


Biological Engineering from University of Missouri - Columbia confers both masters and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School and the specific requirements for the masters degree and the doctoral degree of the Department of Bioengineering.

Our program offers both thesis and non-thesis options.

Graduates with Biological Engineering from University of Missouri - Columbia will:

  • integrate engineering and biological sciences in one curriculum.
  • apply scientific and engineering principles to develop products, systems, and/or processes to improve human and animal health, bio-resource utilization, and environment protection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problems in Biological Engineering
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Biomaterials Interfaces of Implantable Devices
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Design of Experiments and Statistical Quality Control for Process Engineers
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Principles of Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomass Refinery Operations
  • Watershed Modeling Using GIS
  • Biomanufacturing Technologies
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Applied Electronic Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomolecular Engineering and Nanobiotechnology
  • Physics and Chemistry of Materials
  • Neural Models and Machine Learning
  • Fluorescent Imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall Priority deadline: January 1
  • Spring Priority deadline: October 1


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BS from an accredited University or equivalent experience
  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. 
  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) 
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate School online application.
  • Proof of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23140 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23140 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12809 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12809 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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