The biomedical engineering master’s program (MS BMED) is a one- or two-year program that is completed in sequential semesters. Candidates enroll in the fall semester and typically take four courses each semester for a total of 30 hours.
Program Brochure (PDF)
- Entry into the biomedical industry or biomedical-related research and development.
- Advancement toward a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.
- Target/refocus engineering talent toward the biomedical engineering field.
- Thesis option is oriented toward those contemplating pursuing a Ph.D. in the future.
1 Course of Study - Non-Thesis Option
(30 hours coursework)
Courses Credit Hours Bioscience ≥ 3 Engineering ≥ 3 Data science ≥ 3 Approved electives 9 Total = 30
2Course of Study - Thesis Option
(21 hours coursework + 9 hours thesis)
Student must find his/her own thesis advisor and lab.
Courses Credit Hours Bioscience ≥ 3 Engineering ≥ 3 Data science ≥ 3 Approved electives 6 Total = 21
The biomedical engineering master’s program (MS BMED) is completed in three (non-thesis) or six (thesis) semesters. The non-thesis option is oriented towards those seeking deeper content knowledge. The thesis option is oriented towards those contemplating pursing a Ph.D. in the future. Course credits may transfer to the Ph.D. program (application required). Candidates usually take two to four courses each semester. The selection that appears on the online application is shown below in quotation marks. The program is linked to a website where you should read more about degree requirements, program objectives, and more information about admissions.
“Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering-GT Only”
The BME standard graduate TA process is that the student takes the initiative to identify a course first, then the course instructor will have to consult with the department to see if there is funding and a need for additional graduate teaching assistants above and beyond our GRAs. (Approval must always come from the department for hiring). All assistantships, includes a stipend and tuition waiver, and requires a minimum of 13 hours per week of work to assigned activities. GRA/GTAs cannot work more than 20 hours per week.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Studies manages all graduate program application submissions. Many questions regarding the admission and application processes may be answered via their Georgia Tech Admission FAQs. Please contact them directly if you have a question regarding the status of your application, submission of scores or other documents, or have general application questions. You can submit a help ticket for additional Admissions assistance at their help desk: https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/.
You need to submit a work ticket to the Graduate Studies office by following the steps below:
· First visit the FAQ page to see if you can find the solution to your problem: https://grad.gatech.edu/helpdesk/knowledgebase.php
· If you cannot find the answer you need, then click on “Submit a Ticket” at the bottom of the page. Be as concise as possible, and someone will get back to you.
- Statement of purpose (5000 characters)
- Names and email addresses for three references
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
- B.S. in Engineering, Science, or Math
- One year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus-based physics
- Organic chemistry is recommended
- Calculus through and including differential equations is recommended (4 semesters total)
Program prerequisites provide necessary background to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants should be enrolled in or have already completed prerequisites prior to submitting an application.
All applications must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and are only reviewed after complete applications have been submitted through Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Studies.
Yes, we are an inclusive Department that is excited about talent!
Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Studies offers information sessions and tours, which are Institute-focused. In addition, students may reach out to members of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of students, staff, or faculty at the time of a campus visit.
Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Admission decisions will be communicated as they are made available. Therefore, inquiries about admission decisions will not receive responses. All applicants will be notified of a final decision.