24 months
38574 USD/year
38574 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Bioengineering from Stanford University requires 45 units of coursework. The curriculum consists of core bioengineering courses, technical electives, seminars and unrestricted electives.


Key facts

Core courses focus on quantitative biology and biological systems analysis. Approved technical electives are chosen by students in consultation with their graduate advisor (who is matched to the student after matriculation in the weeks before they start classes), and can be selected from graduate course offerings in mathematics, statistics, engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, medicine, and many other disciplinary fields. Seminars highlight emerging research in bioengineering and provide training in research ethics. Unrestricted electives can be freely chosen by students in association with their advisor.

Bioengineering students at Stanford University will be assigned an initial faculty advisor, who will assist the student in designing a plan of study that creates a cohesive degree program with a concentration in a particular bioengineering focus area. These focus areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Biomedical Computation
  • Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular and Cell Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Devices 

Students and advisors should work together to design a program of courses that offers depth in a particular area and breadth across at least two areas of bioengineering.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering
  • Physiology and Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering
  • Clinical Needs and Technology
  • Diagnostic Devices Lab
  • Bioengineering Departmental Research Colloquium
  • The Responsible Conduct of Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19287 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    38574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19287 USD per semester during 24 months.

Regular quarterly tuition

Living costs for Stanford

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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