Graduate Programs

Master's Program

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers three distinct pathways to a Master of Science degree.

Plan A, Thesis Option

One option is the Plan A or "thesis" master’s. In Plan A, courses are taken both in support of the research project and to broaden the student's educational experience. Plan A is centered on the successful execution and communicate of an in-depth research project. The option requires a thesis defense.

Please refer to the MS Curriculum page for more information about required courses and credits.

Plan B, Coursework Option

Another option is the Plan B or "coursework" master’s. Plan B focuses on developing an advanced understanding of biomedical engineering principles. Courses are selected to provide depth in an area of the student's interest and to develop an understanding of the breadth of applications in biomedical engineering. This option requires an exit exam.

Please refer to the MS Curriculum page for more information about required courses and credits.

Medical Technology and Innovation Specialization

We also offer a one-year master's degree in biomedical engineering specializing in medical technology and innovation. This option features an eight-week clinical immersion in the University of Rochester Medical Center. During immersion, students directly observe the clinical settings and are therefore better able to address clinical needs when developing design solutions.

The program provides a unique educational experience in both clinical care and bioengineering design. This program is part of the Plan B coursework structure. For more information please visit the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation website.

Please refer to the MS Curriculum page for more information about required courses and credits.

Visit the Graduate Handbook for more detailed program information.