Biomedical Engineering

Northwestern University

24 months
37378 USD/year
37378 USD/year
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The Biomedical Engineering program of Northwestern University is targeted towards students who seek a career in the biomedical industry or pursue further formal education in graduate or professional schools.


The Biomedical Engineering program at Northwestern University is targeted toward students who seek a career in the biomedical industry. Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in engineering or in a field of quantitative science. Students without engineering degrees should have an adequate background for graduate-level mathematics and engineering courses. This means that your background should include courses in ordinary differential equations, computer programming, and basic engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers two tracks for master’s degree students:

  • MS without thesis - This is a course-based MS program. The twelve courses required to complete the program can typically be completed in three quarters.
  • MS with thesis - This program is targeted toward students who are interested in pursuing both coursework and independent study. It is typically completed in 2 years.
Non-thesis MS graduates pursue a variety of positions in industry, including nontechnical and management positions. Thesis MS graduates are employed as researchers in graduate schools, medical schools, hospitals, industrial firms, and government laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Systems Physiology
  • Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Modeling Experiments and Data
  • Biomechanics of Movement
  • Mechanics of Biological Tissues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an application online.
  • Pay an online application fee by credit card.
  • Submit your Statement of Purpose.
  • Upload your transcript or academic record.
  • Submit your test scores (if required by your admitting program).
  • Upload two or three Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • per quarter: $18,689


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