24 months
14664 USD/year
14664 USD/year
8520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Engineering program from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology combines engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to improve human health. 


Key Features

Both the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees are cross-disciplinary degrees. The objective of the Biomedical Engineering program from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is to prepare a student for research and development careers in biomedical industry and further research at the doctoral level. The PhD program will prepare a student for a career as a researcher who advances the frontiers of biomedical science and engineering with attention to generating new ideas for commercialization.

Current focus areas of faculty activity within the program are biomaterials; bioimaging (instrumentation, methods and visualization); biomechanics (experimental and computational modeling/simulations), assistive technology/rehabilitation engineering, and tissue engineering. Students in these programs will be associated with one or more of several departments, research centers and laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biomaterials 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 
  • Molecular Biology for Engineers
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biological Engineering 3
  • Design of Experiments 
  • Applied Design of Experiments for the Chemical Industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form. Submit Online 
  •  $35.00 application fee, payable online by credit card at the time of application 
  •  Official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly by the issuing institution. Documents can be sent electronically or by postal mail. Transcripts sent directly by the applicant are not accepted. Scanned copies are not accepted. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is typically required; students with exceptional ability may apply with less than 3.0 GPA. 
  • One page statement of purpose/personal statement of goals and research interests.
  • GRE score report: The South Dakota Mines school code is 6652. A department copy is not required. Scores of 50% or higher are recommended; strong quantitative scores are expected. 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14664 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14664 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14664 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8520 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 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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