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Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science (M.S.)

Wayne, Dr. Jennifer S.
Director, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering
(804) 828-2595

Admission requirements summary

Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science (M.S.)

of entry:


Jun 1 (Feb 15 for financial assistance)
Nov 15

Special requirements:
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Program of study – B.S. to M.S.

Required biomedical engineering courses
(minimum of three of the following)
  EGRB 507 Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation
  EGRB 511 Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  EGRB 603 Biomedical Signal Processing
  EGRB 613 Biomaterials
Required physiology course
Elective courses (biomedical engineering or science course work)
Research seminar (biomedical engineering)
Directed research
  EGRB 697 Directed Research in Biomedical Engineering

Total (minimum)
* The nine credits listed are minimum elective credits required for graduation; however, a student’s advisory committee may require additional electives reflective of the field of study.
** Directed research is required at a level to be determined by each student’s advisory committee.

This program is nominally a two-year program leading to the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Prior evidence of completion of physiology may result in a waiver of the requirements for this course as determined by the graduate program coordinator and/or the department chair. Each Master of Science student must successfully complete a thesis describing his or her individualized research project. At the completion of the research, the student must present the research to the advisory committee and undergo an examination of the research results, thesis documentation and underlying educational foundation necessary to have successfully completed the research. Upon successful completion of the examination and thesis, the student may apply for graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University with the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Student learning outcomes

1. Fundamentals in math and science.

2. Fundamentals in engineering.

3. Fundamentals in life science.

4. Experimental skills.

5. Design and analysis.

6. Innovation and creativity.

7. Communication skills.

8. Lifelong learning and multidisciplinary teams.



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