12 months
15964 USD/year
15964 USD/year
4684 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Biological engineering is an emerging discipline that combines science and engineering principles. The Biological Engineering program of the Utah State University is research intensive and focuses on the application of research to solve current problems. Faculty members have expertise in the following broad areas: health and medicine, the environment, and renewable energy.


Research in the department ranges from developing biodiesel and bioplastics from algae to developing non-invasive bionanotechnologies that could help detect health problems before they progress to terminal diseases.

Faculty members in the department are nationally recognized. The department is even home to a USTAR professor. USTAR positions are funded by an initiative from the state of Utah aimed at bringing in the best researchers to address issues that solve current problems and can lead to economic development in the state.

Career Options

With the Biological Engineering program of the Utah State University, graduates can work in a wide variety of critical fields, including:

  • Development and production of alternative fuels
  • National security
  • Product development and manufacturing
  • Health and medicine
  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Law
  • Sales
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Modeling and Controls
  • Systems Biology Modeling
  • Downstream Processes in Biological Engineering
  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biological Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students without an undergraduate degree in biological engineering must complete makeup courses. 
  • For students with degrees in biology or chemistry, makeup work in engineering is required, and for students with degrees in another area of engineering, biology and chemistry courses will be required. An individual makeup course plan for each student will be decided upon by the Biological Engineering Department and shared with students before they begin their coursework.
  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 75th percentile on the Quantitative portion and score at or above the 40th percentile on the Verbal portion of the GRE
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2342 USD per semester during 12 months.


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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