Master of Science (MS) in Bioengineering

The MS in Bioengineering provides students with a range of opportunities for advanced study in this interdisciplinary field. The program focuses on research programs that include materials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, cardiac bioengineering, and neural engineering.

Major research laboratories include the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and laboratories at nearby SUNY Upstate Medical University, such as the Institute for Human Performance. Strong collaboration between SUNY Upstate and Syracuse University faculty, students, and staff provides opportunities for bioengineering research in clinical and basic science departments at Upstate, as well as in-depth study at one of the Syracuse University bioengineering research centers.

Admission Requirements
Students accepted to this program generally have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Bioengineering or a closely related discipline. Students who do not may need to take bridging coursework

Career opportunities
Graduate study in Bioengineering prepares students the medical profession; bioengineering, biomechanics, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, and related industries; government; and education. Companies that employ our graduates include: Honeywell, Global Foundries, Adhesives Research, Becton Dickinson Medical Devices,  iFyber, Sanofi Genzyme, Woods Oviatt Gilman,  Transluminal Technologies, the FDA, Bristol Myers Squibb, and many others.

Degree Requirements
The MS in Bioengineering is a flexible program with a choice of three plans. The MS can be a terminal degree or an introduction to research before pursuing the Ph.D. All three options are designed to be completed in about two years.

Plan 1

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate study (24 credits of coursework, 6 credits of thesis)
  • Master’s thesis defended in an oral examination

Plan 2

  • Minimum of 30 credits (27 credits of coursework, 3 credits of an MS project)

Plan 3

  • Minimum of 36 credits (24 credits of technical coursework, including 3 credits of an MS project, 12 credits of tailored, non-technical concentrations)

For more information, visit the Syracuse University Course Catalog and the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering webpage.

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