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George Mason University

Master of Science in Bioengineering

Transform Research Knowledge Into Life-changing Devices and Technologies

Some of today's most important medical breakthroughs are developed by bioengineers. Our teams of engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and healthcare providers have developed artificial organs, internal and external prosthetics, multiple imaging modalities, and diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

As the field of bioengineering evolves, the master’s degree is becoming increasingly important for advancement in the profession. There is a need for individuals to lead efforts in more specialized roles, especially in the design, development, and operationalization of bioengineering technologies and devices. Master's-level graduates can fill this need.

As a master's student in our program you will:

“The MS program in bioengineering is a key element in our educational strategy since it provides depth and breadth to our formal education in bioengineering disciplines and an opportunity to gain practical experience in industry or a research project in academia. Students from our new MS program will be ready for direct employment in industry or to continue in advanced degree programs such as a PhD or MD.”

— Michael Buschmann, Bioengineering Department chair

Increasing numbers of technologies and applications to medical equipment and devices, along with the medical needs of a growing aging population, will require the services of bioengineers, also known as biomedical engineers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in this field will grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026.

Learn more from the university catalog. Contact Kim Blackwell (703) 993-4381, professor of bioengineering, for more information.