The M.S. program is intended to extend and broaden an undergraduate background and equip the graduates with fundamental knowledge in bioengineering. The M.S. degree may be terminal or may be obtained on the way to the Ph.D. The M.S. degree involves a combination of course work and original research. A total of forty-eight units of credit are required: thirty-six units in course work (nine courses, seven of which are the core courses) and twelve units of Bioengineering Research (BE 299).
Students must maintain at least a B average in courses taken to fulfill the degree requirements. Entering students who do not meet the prerequisites of these core courses may have to take some basic courses to make up the deficiency.