Biomedical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
55600 USD/year
55600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers programs leading to Master (M.S./M.Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees  in Biomedical Engineering, each of which is tailored to fulfill the varying educational needs of its graduate students. 


Both Biomedical Engineering programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offer the students a significant amount of additional breadth and depth over a B.S. degree. 

Key Features 

  • The coursework requirements for a Ph.D. and a Master degree are similar, but the Ph.D. program involves a substantially larger amount of research than the M.S./M.Eng. program.
  • Master degrees commonly require 1-1.5 years to complete while students usually spend 4-5 years in the PhD program. It is not required to have completed a Master degree prior to obtaining a Ph.D. Admissions requirements are the same for all graduate programs.

Programme Structure

  • The Biomedical Engineering Department offers two different routes for Master's degrees: (1) The Master of Science (M.S.) is a Master's degree that requires a thesis and (2) the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) is a coursework-only Master's degree. 
  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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 
  • GRE/GMAT Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55600 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    55600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55600 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Biomedical Engineering
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