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5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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The five-year BS/MS program allows qualified students to receive a bachelor of science and a master of science in biomedical engineering in just five years. Students with qualifying grade point averages enroll in the program during their junior year. They begin their thesis research the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research laboratory experience will continue during the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.

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Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Specializations: Bioinstrumentation/Computers, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Rehabilitation Bioengineering, Systems Physiology

Upon enrolling in the master of science program in biomedical engineering, a student selects one of four specializations. Faculty will design a curriculum and research program to address the specific goals of each student. Programs will include course work in engineering, biology, mathematics and medicine, all of which will be integrated with research laboratory experience.

A master of science student must complete 24 credit hours of course work (including three credit hours of physiology) and six credit hours of thesis work. The student also must pass a comprehensive examination and submit an approved thesis.

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Master of Science in Healthcare Technologies Management

The Healthcare Technologies master of science degree program is designed to provide you with greater professional, technical and managerial skills in healthcare institutions and medical device/equipment professions. Additionally, this program was the first of its kind in the U.S. to combine business, technology and healthcare as part of its core curriculum.

Master of Science in Healthcare Technologies Management website.

Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

This non-thesis degree program includes coursework in existing biomedical engineering graduate programs of study, upper division undergraduate courses that carry graduate credit, coursework taken outside of the BME Department offerings and a performance evaluation via a final written examination (capstone comprehensive written exam).

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Doctorate Programs

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in BME is a research degree that is intended to provide the graduate with the breadth and depth of knowledge in one area of specialization within BME, as well as the scientific research training needed for successful careers in academia, biomedical industry, or government. The research training process begins with the student working closely with his or her Dissertation Director and participating in his or her research program. Building on these experiences, the student begins to conduct independent research that eventually leads to an original contribution to the BME field. The strength and efficacy of the training process depend to a large extent on the direct interactions of the student with his or her Dissertation Director and on the time the student spends in the laboratory working on his or her research. The importance of this research training to a PhD degree in BME is underscored in the following learning objectives that were developed to evaluate the efficacy of the PhD program in BME.

• Conduct independent research that reflects an original contribution to BME.
• Demonstrate technical proficiency in at least one area of BME.
• Recognize the need to apply ethical principles in conducting research.
• Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning by participating in local and national professional development activities on a continuing basis.

II. Specializations/Tracks:
1. Biomedical Imaging
2. Rehabilitation Bioengineering
3. Bioinstrumentation
4. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
5. Biomechanics
6. Cellular and Molecular Engineering

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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a Specialization in Functional Imaging

If you are interested in receiving training in the use of technologies to obtain high-resolution data of the structural and functional aspects of biological systems, as well as the use of mathematical modeling to understand organ physiology, this program is just for you.

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