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Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (ARWU) Madison, WI, United States
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. 
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Overview

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
  • Introductory Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Statistics For Biomedical Engineers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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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

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12009 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12009 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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