Biomedical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

18 months
54000 USD/year
54000 USD/year
54000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department offers programs leading to Master (M.S./M.Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees, each of which is tailored to fulfill the varying educational needs of its graduate students. Both programs offer the students a significant amount of additional breadth and depth over a B.S. degree.


The Biomedical Engineering Department offers three different routes for Master degrees: (1) The Master of Science (M.S.) is a Master degree that requires a thesis; (2) The Master of Engineering (M.Eng) can be obtained with a research project of limited scope or (3) as a coursework-only M.Eng. The M.Eng. is generally recommended for students who do not plan further graduate studies. Pursuing a M.S. is advised for students who have a strong interest in research or plan to obtain a higher graduate degree.

Programme Structure

Students pursuing a Master degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The minimumnumber of credits for coursework for a M.S. is 24 and 26 for an M.Eng. At least 4 BME classesat the 6000-level are required for the coursework and no more than 2 classes at the 4000-levelcan be included. Additionally, one course in the life sciences (biology or physiology) and onecourse in advanced math are required. In consultation with their advisor, students must developa Plan of Study that satisfactorily meets Institute requirements and Departmental requirements.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
  • IT Background Evaluation form (IT only)
  • Transcripts and Degrees
  • Degree Equivalency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    54000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


In order to give a full consideration for financial aid, university need to receive all your materials by January 1 for fall admission or August 15 for spring admission.

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