Master On Campus


Rice University

12 months
50310 USD/year
50310 USD/year
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Rice University's Master of Bioengineering (M.B.E.) is a widely recognized, nonthesis degree that provides students with greater depth in their bioengineering training to advance their career objectives.


The Bioengineering degree has two tracks:

  • The Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track is designed specifically for students who want to pursue a career in the global medical technology industry; and
  • The Applied Bioengineering track is designed as a flexible degree for students who want to pursue careers in research, medicine or related fields.

Both tracks require 30 credit hours of study, and will result in the Master of Bioengineering (M.B.E.) degree at Rice University. Both tracks have the same prerequisites, though applicants will be evaluated considering the different purposes of each track. Applicants may apply to both tracks.

Applications for the Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track are due by January 15. However, due to expanded interest in the program, a second round of applications has opened with a deadline of March 4. Both application deadline dates are for fall admission.

Applications for the Applied Bioengineering track are due by October 30 for spring admission and April 30 for fall admission.

Students may enroll for the Applied Bioengineering track on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may only enroll on a full-time basis for the GMI track. All curriculum must be approved by the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee and the Bioengineering Department. This is done on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure

Coruses include:

  • Medical technology design seminar
  • Life science entrepreneurship and the roles of founders and venture captial on high tech startup
  • Technical and managerial communications
  • Management for science and engineering
  • Technology entrepreneurship
  • Applied statistics for bioengineering and biotechnology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • At least three letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores - The verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores must be reported. (No advanced tests are required.)

Tuition Fee

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    50310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    50310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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