Admissions

Applications for Fall 2017 on-campus cohort are now being accepted through March 11, 2017 for priority consideration.  Online applications for a Fall 2017 start are being accepted until August 1, 2017.

Choose the “M.Eng in Bioengineering” degree option when applying for the program.  You will then be asked for your choice of concentration (bioinstrumentation, computational genomics or general bioengineering).

Minimum Requirements

Bioinstrumentation Concentration /General Bioengineering Concentration

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline
  • GPA 3.0 minimum for the last two years of undergraduate study
  • GRE optional
  • For applicants whose degree is not from an institution where English is the official language, TOEFL or IELTS test results are required

Applicants with non-engineering degrees need to have a solid engineering foundation during their undergraduate studies.  This includes coursework in physics, advanced math (through calculus, linear algebra and differential equations) and chemistry.  Biology courses are also beneficial.

Computational Genomics Concentration

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related discipline
  • Basic understanding of statistics, molecular genetics and computer programming
  • GPA 3.0 minimum for the last two years of undergraduate study
  • GRE optional
  • For applicants whose degree is not from an institution where English is the official language, TOEFL or IELTS test results are required

Applications are reviewed in its entirety, not just grades.  Your personal essay as well as your letters of recommendation are just as important.  We understand that there may be extenuating circumstances to explain GPAs, so we look at your entire background.

The primary skills we look for are your potential to be a leader, whether through the co-curricular activities you have been involved with or through some of the academic things you have done.  We do not require any internship or work experience, but that would be a bonus.

In addition, even if your TOEFL score is less than the minimum required of 103, this just means that, if accepted to the program, you might have to take English as a Second Language when you are on campus.  It does not automatically mean that you will not qualify for our program.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we would be able to make a decision regarding your application sooner if you submit your application earlier than the deadlines noted.