Bioengineers work at the interface of engineering and living systems. At UToledo, our master’s program provides key training in focused areas. For example, learn how to design, build and test medical devices; build computational models to predict joint loading and surgical intervention outcomes; or develop sensors to better detect physiological signals – all to improve the human condition. The possibilities are endless. Please see our department website for details regarding faculty research areas. Our master's-level graduates often transition to successful careers in a range of bio-industries or continue on to pursue Ph.D. or M.D. degrees.
The MS graduate programs in the Department of Bioengineering are open to all qualified individuals with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering. Students with a B.S., B.A., or M.S./M.A. degree in a related field are also eligible provided they meet the minimum prerequisite coursework requirement of two (2) years of calculus through differential equations, and one (1) year of engineering physics.
To be competitive for admission, all applicants should have a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 for all previous undergraduate work and 3.3/4.0 for all previous graduate work. In some cases, additional prerequisite courses related to the program of study may be required (see Provisional Admission). Course credits for meeting undergraduate prerequisites are not applied toward the graduate degree.
The GRE exam is required of all students, and international students are expected to complete the TOEFL exam. The minimum scores for the GRE are set by the Department of Bioengineering; the minimum scores for the TOEFL exam are set by the College of Graduate Studies. The minimum scores considered are:
- GRE - 300 combined for the verbal and quantitative sections
- TOEFL - 550 (PBT); 213 (CBT); 80 (IBT)
The Master of Science program in bioengineering has three options:
- project and
The thesis option requires the completion of a minimum of 21 credit hours of approved graduate course work, 9 hours of thesis research and the successful defense of a research-based thesis. The project option requires the completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved graduate course work and 6 hours of project research. The coursework option requires the completion of at least 30 hours of approved graduate course work only. All course work must be approved by the student’s adviser (or the graduate director). The M.S. curriculum is designed to provide a general, flexible framework for students in selecting course work that is relevant to their specific area of research. Each student must meet the following minimum general course work requirements:
|Register and attend the weekly bioengineering department seminar. Registration and attendance are mandatory every semester.|
|BIOE 5930||Bioengineering Seminar (Register and attend every semester)||0|
|Complete 6 cr hr of core course work as follows:|
|BIOE 5200||Physiology And Anatomy For Bioengineers||3|
|or BIOE 6100||Computational Physiology|
|MIME 6000||Advanced Engineering Mathematics I||3|
|The remaining degree requirements depend upon the capstone option. All elective course work must be approved by the graduate director or research adviser. Of these credit hours, a maximum of 6 cr hr may be entrepreneurship elective coursework, all remaining coursework must be engineering, mathematics, or science-based.|
|BIOE 6960||Bioengineering Research And Thesis - Master's||9|
|BIOE 6920||Bioengineering Project||6|
2) Communicate research rationale and results in scientific presentations and refereed publications
3) Independently design and conduct laboratory research
4) Lead research or project teams with direction from supervisors