Biomedical Engineering, MSBME

Parent Entity: 
Engineering and Computer Science, College of » Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Program Description:

The Department of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) degree. The MSBME program prepares students to work with living systems, apply advanced technology to complex problems in medical care, and observe how their work directly impacts the delivery of human health care.  The MSBME program is  very flexible and has several focus area options in Biomaterials, Medical Imaging, Medical Devices, Neuroengineering, and Biomedical Systems Engineering.

Admissions Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the MSBME program, students must first satisfy basic requirements of the Graduate School. This includes having a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of  at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale). International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550/213 or an IELTS score of at least 6. In addition, the program requires students from non-ABET accredited undergraduate programs to submit general GRE test scores. Program admission decisions are based on complete application information including overall academic performance and standardized test scores where applicable.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Obtain depth in one area of specialization and breadth in complimentary areas.
  • Acquire scientific knowledge and research skills to solve problems in their chosen area.
  • Prepare for an advanced professional career or further graduate studies.


Graduate students have access to a wide range of computer systems, including Sun Microsystems/Oracle servicers, Linux servicers, a Linux based high performance computing cluster, a Linux-based supercomputer, and numerous networked Linux and Windows PCs.  Access is also available to the Ohio Supercomputer via the Ohio Academic and Research Network (OARNET) and Internet2. In addition, each graduate faculty member has a well-equipped research laboratory with a network of heterogeneous computers and peripherals. In various courses and through research with faculty members, students have access to the Bioinstrumentation Lab, the Nanomedical Synthesis and Characterization Lab, the Tissue Culture Facility, the Imaging Lab, the Bioengineering Lab, and the Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Lab.  Please visit for details. Also see section on Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS).

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