M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

12 months
44366 USD/year
31326 USD/year
24584 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an interdisciplinary program that includes coursework from the following disciplines: bioengineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer information science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and medical laboratory science.


The Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a nationally recognized program at the intersection of biology and engineering that:

  • is suitable for individuals with an undergraduate degree in a wide range of life science or engineering/physical science fields
  • addresses contemporary biomedical/health research problems
  • prepares you to work in the biomedical and healthcare industry

The program addresses contemporary biomedical and health research problems and contributes significantly to meeting the need of industry, government, and education for biomedical and biotechnology researchers.

Because the degree brings together biomedical engineering with biotechnology, it is designed equally for students with life sciences or engineering and physical science backgrounds.

Students may elect to take the MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology at the end of two years. This degree is well suited to students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences and engineering who want to advance within medical or biomedical fields. It provides focused technical skill development as well as management and communication competencies for the clinical or biotechnology laboratory setting as well as the larger healthcare-related environment.

Program objectives

The program aims to provide its students with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

You will develop the ability to:

  • formulate/test multiple, original scientific hypotheses related to dissertation research
  • design/carry out detailed experiments or develop theoretical models/numerical simulations
  • apply research in solving current biomedical/health problems, especially in relationship to new discoveries in nanoscience and technology
  • function as independent researchers with strong critical thinking, inquiry-based analytical skills
  • work on integrated problems in multidisciplinary research teams
  • critically interpret research results, synthesizing findings from other investigators/previous studies, that will serve as the basis for developing new hypotheses

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Biomaterials: Tissue Engineering, Polymers/Plastics, Fivers/Textiles, Nanotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered.
  • Minimum GRE of 300. The GRE can be waived for applicants with a prior graduate degree from an accredited US institution.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 2 semesters (or 3 quarter sequence) of calculus and have strong quantitative skills.
  • Successful applicants generally have had undergraduate coursework in statistics/experimental design and in life science/biomedical science.
  • Statement of purpose (300 words)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    44366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22183 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    31326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15663 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12292 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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