MS in Biomedical Engineering

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Typical applicants to the Biomedical Engineering Program have an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline. Outstanding students with degrees in related fields such as physics, chemistry and biology may also be admitted to the program with the expectation that the deficiencies in engineering and/or mathematics will be remedied prior to admission to the program or early in their graduate careers.

The number of graduate level credit hours required for a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is 30.

Plan of Study with a Thesis Option

  • 3 credit hours Approved graduate Mathematics or Statistics courses
  • 12 credit hours Graduate Biomedical Engineering courses
  • 6 credit hours Approved graduate life science or engineering elective courses
  • 9 credit hours Thesis research

Plan of Study with a Non-Thesis option

  • 3 credit hours Approved graduate Mathematics or Statistics courses
  • 12 credit hours Graduate Biomedical Engineering courses
  • 0 – 6 credit hours Approved graduate life science or engineering elective courses
  • 9 – 15 credit hours Approved graduate engineering electives

With the approval of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Education Committee, students in a non-Thesis program of study may receive a limited number of graduate elective credit hours for successful completion of clinical or industrial internships. Deviations from these course requirements must by approved in advance by the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Education Committee and the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Fellowships

Applications completed by February 4th will be considered for one of three funding opportunities listed below. Applications should be completed by December 15th for consideration for campus fellowships.

Research Assistantship: The RA provides full financial support for graduate tuition, program-related fees, student health insurance and a competitive stipend. The RA requires at least 6 credits of degree-applicable coursework and 20 hours of thesis related research each semester in the laboratory of a BME faculty mentor. The RA is renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory progress toward completion of a MS thesis research project in BME and a minimum grade of "B" in all course work.

Graduate Assistantship: The GA provides full financial support for graduate tuition, program-related fees, student health insurance and a competitive stipend. The GA requires at least 6 credits of degree-applicable coursework and 20 hours of service to the BME department (e.g. laboratory supervision, leading recitation sections and/or undergraduate research teams.) The GA is renewable for a second year assuming a faculty mentor has been identified for completion of a MS thesis research project in BME and a minimum grade of "B" in all course work.

Teaching Assistantship: The TA provides partial financial support for expenses related to graduate tuition, program fees, student health insurance and/or living expenses. The TA requires at least 6 credits of degree-applicable coursework and up to 20 hours of service to the BME department (e.g. laboratory and/or recitation assistant, grading.) The TA is renewable each semester in response to available service opportunities in the BME department.

All applications completed by February 4th are given equal consideration for a limited number of RA and GA opportunities that are available each year. These fellowships are awarded to the students with skills and research interests that are most compatible with BME faculty at IUPUI. Applicants are strongly encouraged to clarify and explain their interest in the research activities of specific BME faculty when completing the application packet.