The Fischell Department of Bioengineering graduate program represents the strong intellectual interdisciplinary infrastructure and collaborative culture that links engineering, biology, and medicine at our university. Our program provides a basic understanding of bioengineering at the molecular and cellular level, focusing on: biomolecular and cellular rate processes, biomaterials and tissue engineering, drug delivery, cellular and tissue biomechanics, electrophysiology of the cell, cellular and physiological transport phenomena, biomedical imaging biosensors, medical diagnostics systems. bio-devices, and vaccines.
The Bioengineering Graduate Program offers research and educational opportunities leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree. In cooperation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Bioengineering Graduate Program also offers the combined Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.) and Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science (M.D./M.S.) degree programs.
All students in the Bioengineering Graduate Program are subject to both departmental and Graduate School policies and requirements. This handbook should serve as a ready-reference and is not meant to replace advising and mentoring, which should take place between students and their advisors on a regular basis. Students are urged to refer to the Graduate School’s Graduate Catalog for details on policies referenced here and for additional information.
Requirements specific to the bioengineering program include:
- A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, or another technical field from an accredited institution
- Successful completion of calculus I, II, and III, and differential equations
- At least one course in biology
- For non-engineering undergraduate degrees, we look for coursework indicating an aptitude for bioengineering. High marks in related undergraduate courses such as molecular biology and physical chemistry would indicate such aptitude.
- Applicants who do not have an adequate background in engineering science will be required to take ENPM672, Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, in their first semester.
About the School
The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the ... Read More