24 months
53200 USD/year
53200 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Bioengineering at Northeastern University draws on faculty across the university and reflects the significant strengths of bioengineering research in multiple areas.

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The interdisciplinary Bioengineering program at Northeastern University is designed for (1) students with a BS in engineering or physics who would like to continue or move their careers in the direction of bioengineering; (2) students who would like to strengthen their academic credentials/portfolios prior to applying to medical school; and (3) workers in the biotech industry who would like to strengthen their technical background, broaden future employment opportunities, and/or re-direct their specific expertise.

Career Outlook

Bioengineering is a rapidly growing sector of the engineering profession. The aging of the U.S. population and the nationwide focus on health issues will help drive demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by biomedical engineers. Recent high-profile reports on high rates of failure in artificial hips underline the critical need for improved engineering and materials design of long-lasting devices.

The MS in Bioengineering will provide significant opportunities for student research. Bioengineering research enjoys strong support from multiple government agencies. NIH has historically led all other agencies in budget increases and today consumes roughly 50% of all nondefense research spending. Healthcare spending expanded from 6% of the GDP in 1960 to 15% in 2000 and is projected to reach 20% by 2021, in part due to the aging of the baby-boom generation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Physiology
  • Principles of Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Design, Manufacture, and Evaluation of Medical Devices 
  • Design of Biomedical Instrumentation 
  • Dynamical Systems in Biological Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE is not required for applicants starting spring 2021
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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    53200 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    53200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53200 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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