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The University of Akron - the College of Engineering and Polymer Science Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The University of Akron - the College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Akron, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

USD 442 / per credit *


* $442.10 - Ohio resident tuition/credit hour | $305.88 - Non-resident surcharge/credit hour


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Our engineering graduate program prepares you for careers in industry, government, or academia with unique applications in healthcare and medicine. Faculty engages with you in basic and translational research to improve health outcomes through interdisciplinary scientific discovery.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Engineering degree offers you the opportunity to develop your biomedical engineering fundamentals through advanced applications and research.

Evening and online study options are available.


Our thesis option provides students with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals learned in their undergraduate biomedical engineering courses.

Our non-thesis option allows individuals to take a multidisciplinary approach to their engineering graduate program, an attractive option for students with interests beyond their chosen engineering major. Evening classes are available for individuals who are working full-time in local companies.


The thesis option is suited for students who are committed to complete immersion in the practice of biomedical engineering and research. Students interested in the doctoral program continue their education from this path.

Many students choose the non-thesis option to support their varied interests. This degree program allows students to design the program to meet their needs.

Why UA?

Our Biomedical Engineering graduate program

  • Is flexible
  • Accommodates varied educational backgrounds
  • Provides options for research-based and coursework-based degrees

Our faculty members

  • Have strong research programs
  • Are active in research and clinical collaborations locally, within the region, and across the country
  • Hold joint appointments in other departments to support the research goals of their students


Our faculty members have diverse research interests focused on establishing engineering principles and developing cutting-edge technologies to solve a host of life-science problems. Faculty, in partnership with graduate students, have developed new models for studying and treating cancer, cardiovascular disease, and nerve regeneration. As a graduate student, you can become involved in innovation and translation through National Science Foundation-sponsored I-Corp programs. Some graduates have started companies based on their technologies.

The department also conducts a number of research initiatives focused on connecting basic science and engineering research with clinical applications. These efforts are bolstered by the department's partnerships with local area hospitals and other biomedical and medical institutes in Ohio and beyond.

  • Specific research interests include:
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies
  • Materials for Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Functional Biomaterials
  • Leipzig Bioengineering Group
  • Biofluids Laboratory
  • Bone Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab
  • Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory

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