M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is offered through a joint graduate program with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).

A matrix of academic tracks is offered based on segments of biomedical engineering and/or areas of clinical emphasis. Specifically, the program has emphases in the following areas: biomaterials, biomechanics, and bioimaging. The biological areas covered are orthopedics/dental tissues, cardiovascular systems and neurological systems.

Program Information

Why pursue Masters in Biomedical Engineering?

  • Interfacing Engineering/Science with Medicine
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Cutting-edge technology with translational research

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Research Taking Place in the Biomedical Engineering Program

Multidisciplinary research is mostly translational, with applications in medicine. Current students in the program perform research on biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioimaging, with applications in orthopedics, cardiovascular, or neurology.

Examples of current research areas of focus are tissue engineering and drug deliveries for bone and cardiovascular applications, Brain MRI, bone mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, dental materials, biosensors, cellular engineering, and tissue-implant interfaces.

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Course Scheduling and Offerings

All Biomedical Engineering courses are offered during the day.

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Career Options Available for a Biomedical Engineering Graduate

PhD students have the option to continue their training as a post-doc for a year or two after completion of the program before seeking a faculty position in an academic institution. Other students may apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.

Graduates from our MS program have the option to apply to PhD programs in BME or to the medical school. Like the PhD students, the MS students may also apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.

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M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admissions requirements and pre-requisites:
For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog.
Specific Degree Requirements

Department Application:
Test Scores:
General GRE required
Resume or CV:
Letters of Recommendation:
1 letter required, 3 preferred
Statement of Purpose:
Minimum TOEFL Score:
550 paper/79 internet
Other Degree Requirements:
Statement of Purpose should include the applicant's research experience, interests, and goals.

Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.

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