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Academics

Mason’s Bioengineering Department’s outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum, and modern labs give you the academic training and practical experience you’ll need to be competitive when you graduate. A bioengineering degree puts you at the forefront of the health care industry.

Study Bioengineering to Make a Difference

You can earn a bachelor of science, a master of science, or a PhD in bioengineering at Mason. You also have options for accelerated master’s degrees in our program, and soon we'll be offering a master's degree in bioengineering.

As an undergraduate, you will learn the foundations of engineering and health sciences, which will help you understand and successfully address real-world health care problems. You’ll get hands-on experience throughout the curriculum taught by engineers, scientists, clinicians, and industry experts, and you'll have many research opportunities culminating in your senior design project.

For our graduate students, Mason bioengineering offers world-class research opportunities in our concentration areas of Biomedical Imaging and Devices, Computational Biomedicine, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, and Neurotechnology and Computational Neuroscience. Students work side-by-side with some of the best researchers in the world.

Our research opportunities span from basic research to clinical applications with experts in both technology and health sciences areas.

We have partnerships with biomedical, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and national research centers in the Washington D.C. area, creating research collaborations as well as internship and job opportunities for our students.

Sara Sharif, part of a Mason bioengineering senior design team

Sara Sharif was part of a bioengineering senior design team that created two tuberculosis detection systems, called TB Assured, which offer both a “dipstick” test and a hand-held electrical detection system. Both are noninvasive, portable, and inexpensive.

Learn More About Our Faculty

While you're here, you'll learn how to improve your skills and discover new technologies. You'll also establish a foundation for life-long learning to learn new techniques throughout your career, putting you a step ahead of your peers.