Biomedical Engineering

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25526 USD/year
25526 USD/year
12200 USD/year
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The MS graduate program in Biomedical Engineering, offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison, is a 30-credit option for students who come to the program from a traditional field, such as electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering, to make up for deficiencies in their biological science background and to students in the life-sciences to make up for deficiencies in engineering. 


Key Features

Students who complete their BS degree in BME at UW-Madison, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 or a GPA of 3.25 for the final 60 credits, are eligible to apply for the MS degree and can complete it in only 24-credits, which is intended primarily for students not planning to pursue a PhD. Those interested in obtaining a PhD should take the 30-credit MS option.

At the University of Wisconsin Madison we offer a master degree in Biomedical Engineering. Specific course selection is very flexible and draws upon a variety of courses. The required coursework is designed to complement each student's interests and background in biomedical engineering.

Because of the diverse technical requirements for various specialties, the PhD is administered on a degree-by-committee basis. A PhD in BME requires passing a qualifying examination as well as a preliminary examination. The PhD qualifying examination consists of five 30-minute one-on-one oral tests with five BME faculty. Students take two tests in their chosen core area of specialization. Two tests evaluate two additional biomedical engineering core areas chosen by the student and a fifth exam concentrates on testing the student’s knowledge of engineering physiology or cell biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomechanics
  • Engineering Principles Of Molecules, Cells, And Tissues
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Statistics For Biomedical Engineers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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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.
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

  • Online application
  • Official GRE aptitude scores. (MCAT scores may be substituted for GRE).
  • Official TOEFL scores
  • Application fee
  • Electronically submit one copy of your official transcript of all undergraduate and previous graduate work along with your online application with the Graduate School

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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