M.S. - Biomedical Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering Program in the School of Engineering offers advanced training leading to a master's degree. Through a cooperative agreement with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, students in the Biomedical Engineering Program may access courses and/or research opportunities at Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, which is located at and managed by VCU, coordinates M.S. degree offerings through the University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
A minimum of 36 credit hours exclusive of research credits is required. Two calendar years of study usually are necessary to complete the requirements. Each student must conduct an original investigation under the supervision of the permanent advisor and prepare a thesis reporting the results of this research and analyzing its significance in relation to existing scientific knowledge. On approval of the thesis, the student appears for a final oral examination administered by the student's Advisory Committee. This examination of an M.S. candidate includes the subject matter of course work as well as the thesis.
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
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