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:
- Prepare for research and professional practice in bioengineering and related fields.
- Learn the fundamentals and apply them to advanced work in engineering techniques to solve problems in biology and medicine.
- Study with nationally recognized experts the areas of Biomedical Imaging and Devices, Computational Biomedicine, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, and Neurotechnology and Computational Neuroscience.
- Prepare for a career in higher education, industry, or government.
- Discover entrepreneurial considerations that determine whether a diagnostic or therapeutic approach is a practical investment and beneficial to patients and society.
“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.