M.S. in Bioengineering

Advanced practice graduate level education and research

If you are seeking advancement in fields relating to the application of advanced technology to solve complex biologic problems, then seeing a master's in bioengineering is the next step. You will have the benefit of interdisciplinary education and research opportunities during the course of obtaining your degree. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis by fulfilling the degree requirements through research (master’s thesis or research project) or in a non-research (coursework-only) option. You have the choice of completing thesis research mentored by faculty within the College of Engineering, the College of Science and Technology or the School of Medicine. Another option is a 3 semester hour research project carried out in conjunction with an industrial partner or a project of interest to your faculty mentor.

Research areas

  • Bioimaging
  • Biomaterials & Biopolymers
  • Biomechanics and Cellular Mechanics
  • Biosensors & Bioinstrumentation
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Medical and Microfluidics Devices
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine
  • Neuroengineering
  • Orthopedics
  • Polymer engineering
  • Tissue and regenerative engineering
  • Stem cell engineering

Degree requirements

For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required. In addition to required core courses, students can take certain bioengineering and related electives. Students may choose to complete a research (thesis or research project) or a non-research (coursework only) option. Most research involves interdisciplinary collaborative projects with other basic sciences and clinical investigators at Temple University and/or other institutions.

If you are pursuing the thesis option you must complete 24 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and complete 6 semester hours of thesis research. The research project option requires 27 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 semester hours of a project research. If you are pursuing the non-research option, you must obtain permission of the department, and complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.

Required Courses

Four total required:
ENGR 5011 Engineering Math

Three of the following four courses, chosen in consultation with your academic advisor:
BIOE 5737 Systems Physiology for Engineers
BIOE 5719 Introduction to Bioengineering
BIOE 5721 Cell Biology for Engineers
BIOL 5312 Biostatistics

For more information about curriculum and course requirements review the M.S. BIOE Bulletin

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