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Master’s Program

MS in Bioengineering

The Master of Science in Bioengineering is designed for students who want to advance their expertise in the field and pursue exciting careers within the biotechnology, engineering, and medicine and healthcare sectors. The curriculum consists of core bioengineering courses, technical electives, seminars and unrestricted electives. 

Students will be assigned an initial faculty advisor, who will assist the student in designing a plan of study that creates a cohesive degree program with a concentration in a particular bioengineering focus area. Examples of focus areas include but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical Computation
  • Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular and Cell Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Devices 

Students and advisors should work together to design a program of courses that offers depth in a particular area and breadth across at least two areas of bioengineering.

Degree Requirements for the MS in Bioengineering

It is expected that the requirements for the MS in Bioengineering can be completed within approximately one year. There is no thesis requirement for the MS. 

Core courses focus on quantitative biology and biological systems analysis. Approved technical electives are chosen by students in consultation with their academic advisor, and can be selected from graduate course offerings in mathematics, statistics, engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, medicine, and many other disciplinary fields. Seminars highlight emerging research in bioengineering and provide training in research ethics. Unrestricted electives can be freely chosen by students in association with their advisor.

Additional information regarding the degree and course requirements for the MS in Bioengineering can be found in the Stanford Bulletin.