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.

How to Apply

Applications at IUPUI, including programs within the Purdue School of Engineering, are administered through the IU Liaisons Application System (IU Graduate CAS). To begin, you must first create an IU Username and Passphrase. Purdue IDs are issued upon admission to the program.

Step 1: If you do not already have an IU Username and Passphrase, click the button below. 

Create Account

Step 2: Log into the IU Liaisons Application System (IU Graduate CAS) using your IU Username and Passphrase. 

Application Portal

Step 3: Search for the application form for IUPUI BME Graduate Program by clicking on "Filters", selecting "Campus", "see more", checking "IUPUI" and searching for "Biomedical Engineering"

Step 4: Complete and submit the application form making sure that MS is selected for Degree Sought.

 

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Successful applicants typically meet the following requirements:
  • GRE scores (Quantitive, Analytical Writing, and Verbal) above the 60th percentile

  • Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

 
 
 
For applicants applying with a non-biomedical engineering major, please refer to the M.S. Handbook for specific course requirements.
Applying from an Educational institution outside of the U.S.? Below are specific requirements:
  • Complete the TOEFL exam with the following minimum scores:

    • Internet-based test (iBT): The following five (5) minimum scores must be met:

      Writing: 20, Speaking: 20, Listening: 20 and Reading: 20; and Total score: 80.

    • Paper-based test: the minimum acceptable score is: 550.

The British Council’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is acceptable in lieu of the TOEFL. A minimum overall IELTS band score of 6.5 is required for admission.