The Bioengineering (M.S.) program provides a broad engineering and biotechnology curriculum, while offering a focus on a specific engineering track that best fits students' interests and career choices. This combination gives our bioengineering graduates professional flexibility, a distinct competitive advantage in the ever-changing field of bioengineering.

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Bioengineering (M.S.)

The bioengineering master's program has two components: an interdisciplinary core curriculum, including one class outside of students' chosen sub-specialty to increase the breadth of bioengineering knowledge; and courses required by the department for students' chosen track.

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. Program requirements may vary.

The bioengineering master's program has six tracks:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanical Systems and Devices
  • Cell and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Signals and Systems


Nikhil U. Nair
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Illinois
Synthetic Biology, Systems Bioengineering, Protein Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Biofuels, Biocatalysis
Shuchin Aeron - Associate Professor
Shuchin Aeron
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Boston University
Technical foci: Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), Inverse Problems, Compressed Sensing, Information Theory, Convex optimization, Machine learning; Application areas: Algorithms for geophysical signal processing, Compressed Sensing architectures and evaluation, video and Image data acquisition and processing, bioengineering-metabolic networks
Mark Cronin-Golomb
Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology
Optical Instrumentation, Laser Tweezers, Atomic Force Microscopy, Nonlinear Optics, Biomedical Optics, Optical Tweezers, Atomic Force Microscopy
David Kaplan
Department Chair and Stern Family Professor of Engineering
Ph.D. , Syracuse University
Biopolymer Engineering, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bioengineering
Kyongbum Lee
Dean Ad Interim and Karol Family Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Metabolic Engineering
Gary G. Leisk
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Machine Design, Non-Destructive Testing
Andrew Ramsburg
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Ph.D. , Georgia Institute of Technology
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation; Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Subsurface Environment
Donna Slonim
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Algorithms for Mircroarray Data Analysis, Inference of Genetic Regulatory Networks, Interpretation of Biological Experiments in the Context of Genomic and Systems Information

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Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
GRE General Test scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation

> Portfolio (optional)

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director.
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