The Master of Science (MS) in Bioengineering is a flexible program with three options to help students develop careers in this field. The MS can be a terminal degree or an introduction to research before pursuing the Ph.D.
Plan 1 has a minimum requirement of 30 credit hours of graduate study, including 24 credits of coursework plus 6 credits of thesis. A master’s thesis must be completed and defended in an oral examination.
Plan 2 also has a minimum requirement of 30 credits with at least 27 credits of coursework plus 3 credits of independent study.
Plan 3 is a non-thesis program with cognate field. It requires a total of 36 credits with a minimum of 24 credits of technical coursework and 12 credits of tailored, non-technical concentrations. All three programs are designed to be completed in about two years.