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Bioengineering (M.S.)

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.

The bioengineering master's program has six tracks:

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

Bioengineering (certificate)

The booming biomedical industry demands skilled professionals whose expertise can cross traditional boundaries of science and engineering. Companies are seeking electrical engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, biotechnology professionals with training in tissue engineering to develop tissue implants, and mechanical engineers who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints.

The Bioengineering Certificate program addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other related areas of study. Courses are taught by faculty in engineering as well as experienced clinical professionals from Tufts' world-renowned health science schools.


David Kaplan
Department Chair and Stern Family Professor of Engineering
Ph.D. , Syracuse University
Biopolymer Engineering, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bioengineering
Kyongbum Lee
Department Chair and Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Metabolic Engineering
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Shuchin Aeron
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Boston University
Technical foci: Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), Inverse Problems, Compressed Sensing, Information Theory, Convex optimization, Machine learning; Application areas: SSP 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
Gary G. Leisk
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Machine Design, Non-Destructive Testing
Andrew Ramsburg
Associate Professor
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

Application deadlines (M.S.) :

Spring: September 15

Fall: December 15

GRE General Test scores required.

Application deadlines (certificate):

Domestic applicants must apply by December 31 for Spring admission, and August 1 for Fall admission.

International applicants must apply by September 15 for Spring admission, and June 1 for Fall admission.

A Bachelor's degree is required to apply.

GRE General Test scores are not required.

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