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Medical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #2 (WUR) Pasadena, CA, United States
The Medical Engineering option at Caltech is designed for students with an engineering background who are interested in applications of micro-/nanoscale science and technology in medicine, which forms the core of Caltech’s multidisciplinary Medical Engineering.
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The program’s goal is to close the gap between engineering and medicine. Our Medical Engineering research and education leverage Caltech's strengths in engineering, applied science, and other fundamental fields, to apply emerging technological advances to medicine, and to create innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic systems.

The Cherng Department of Medical Engineering offers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy but does not accept students for Master-only program. A master’s degree may be awarded to a student along the way toward a PhD degree. The Option requirements for the MS degree are the same as those for the PhD degree except that the MS degree does not require research units, qualifying exam, candidacy exam, and thesis defense. In general, the degree is not conferred before the end of the first year of residence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Undergraduate Research in Medical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering Seminar
  • Design for Freedom from Disability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    135 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To successfully complete the online application process, you must: 

  • Create a free account with CollegeNET to submit the application form online. Include payment of the application fee or submit a fee waiver request. 
  • Upload a Statement of Purpose. 
  • Request GRE, TOEFL, and/or IELTS test scores to be sent directly to the California Institute of Technology (Institutional Code 4034). 
  • Upload an official electronic copy of your transcripts or online grade reports issued by your college or university. 
  • Register three individuals from whom you will request letters of recommendation. 
  • Upload a CV or Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52506 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52506 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    52506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52506 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1100 - 1600 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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