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Master's and PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering
Attend Our Information Session: October 17, 2022
Join us for an Information Session for our Neuroscience Program. You will have an opportunity to meet with the Director of the Program and the Graduate Admissions Recruiter as we discuss program highlights, curriculum and the application process. There will be plenty of time for Q & A, so have your questions ready.
The Information Session will be held on Monday October 17, at 4:00pm CST. Please RSVP at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!
In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin
In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), the Biomedical Engineering program is interdisciplinary in nature, involving the application of engineering and mathematics to the solution of problems related to medicine and biology. The faculty reflect this interdisciplinary nature in their courses and research.
Marquette faculty are synergistically complemented by faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters collaborative interactions between the two institutions.
Choose your degree and specialization
Master of Science – Specializations: Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation Bioengineering.
Research can be characterized by the general areas of Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation Bioengineering.
More specific areas of research include:
- Artificial limbs/prostheses
- Cell transport and metabolism
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Computers in medicine
- Functional imaging (magnetic resonance, X-ray)
- Hard and soft tissue biomechanics
- Head and spinal cord trauma
- Human motion analysis
- Medical and biological image analysis
- Physiological signal processing
- Rehabilitation engineering
- Systems physiology (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, pulmonary)
- Tissue engineering
MS applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.
Master of Engineering – Specializations: Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation Bioengineering
The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credit hours and a capstone comprehensive exam. It is designed for working engineers.
Applicants are encouraged to have at least one year of post-baccalaureate professional work experience prior to starting the program.
No financial assistance (fellowships, research and teaching assistantships) is provided to students in the master of engineering program.
ME applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.
Doctor of Philosophy – Specializations: Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation Bioengineering
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.
PhD applicants apply through the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online application.
- Contact Us
- Application Details
- Financial Aid
Ready to learn more about Marquette's biomedical engineering graduate programs? Reach out directly to our program recruiter or fill out the form below (all fields required) and we will respond to you shortly.
Graduate Program Recruiter
phone: (414) 288-7139
Email the Graduate School
This program has rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:
- Fall term admissions - August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
- Spring term admissions - December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)
These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School.
However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:
- Fall (August) Term: February 15
- Spring (January) Term: November 15
- Summer (May) Term: April 15
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- Complete the application form and fee online.
- MS and ME applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.
- PhD applicants apply through the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online application.
- Copies of all current and previous college/university transcripts except Marquette.*
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE test scores (general test only, optional). Although normally required, the GRE is optional for students applying for the 2023-24 Academic Year.
- A brief statement of purpose that includes the proposed area of research specialization.
- For master of engineering applicants only: an interview with the ME program director.
- For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
*Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering draws on the university's financial aid resources and seeks additional public and private funds to offer qualified graduate students opportunities as research fellows, teaching assistants, research assistants and minority student fellows. Applicants may also be considered for the Research Leaders Fellowship. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.