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M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering prepares professionals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides you with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. As a student, you have access to higher level courses that lead to a graduate degree, and are involved in professional development opportunities that increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

A research-based degree, the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering includes additional graduate-level Biomedical Engineering coursework, which gives you an opportunity to expand your skill set in advanced topics of interest. Those advanced topics include Biomaterials Engineering, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Immunoengineering, and other emerging areas.

A novel research project, completed under the mentorship of a faculty advisor and culminating in a Thesis, requires our students to effectively apply engineering principles to solve a contemporary biomedical problem.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering requires the completion of 30 hours of graduate level coursework and the successful completion and defense of a Master's Thesis.

For applicants with undergraduate majors that are not Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field, Biomedical Engineering Core undergraduate courses may be required for completion of the degree (these courses are in addition to 30 required hours of graduate credits).

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
BME 11550 Advanced Biocompatibility and Immunoengineering 3
BME 11551 Advanced Mechanobiology 3
BME 11573 Biomaterials Engineering 3
----- Stem Cell Microenvironments 3
----- Controlled Release 3
BME 11610 Biomedical Imaging 3
BME 11611 Biological Transport Phenomena 3
BIOL 14540 Intro to Biochemistry 3
CHE 06586 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics 3
MBS 43751 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I 3
MBS 43752 Fundamentals of Cell Biology II 3
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
MATH 03501 Mathematical Applications of Analysis 3
MATH 03511 Operations Research I 3
MATH 03512 Operations Research II 3
MATH 03525 Partial Differential Equations 3
Specialization Courses: 9-12 S.H.
BME 11552 Advanced Cell Bioelectricity 3
BME 11553 Regulatory Strategies in Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 11568 Advanced Phenomena in Biomaterials Science 3
----- Orthopedic Engineering 3
----- Synthetic Biology 3
BME 11602 Writing and Winning Grant Proposals in the Biomedical Field 3
ENGR 01510 Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 01511 Engineering Optimization 3
ENGR 01512 Principles of Nanotechnology 3
ENGR 01591 Experiential Engineering Education 3
CEE 08573 Advanced Structural Analysis 3
CEE 08675 Fracture Mechanics 3
CHE 06518 Polymer Engineering 3
CHE 06571 Biomedical Control Systems 3
CHE 06572 Biomedical Process Eng. 3
CHE 06576 Bioseparation Processes I 3
CHE 06578 Tissue Engineering 3
CHE 06584 Controlled Release Theory 3
CHEM 08505 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry 3
ME 10505 Mechanics of Composites 3
ME 10506 Computational Material Science 3
ME 10522 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
ME 10550 Advanced Solid Mechanics 3
ME 10570 Principles in Biomechanics 3
MATH 01505 Probability and Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 01512 Complex Analysis I 3
MATH 01521 Nonlinear Differential Equations 3
MATH 03550 Topics in Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 03610 Applied Statistical Epidemiology 3
MATH 03611 Special Topics in Biomathematics 3
STAT 02510 Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis 3
STAT 02525 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
Thesis Courses: 6-9 S.H.
ENGR 01599 Master’s Research 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation courses (need to be completed prior to starting the program):

    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Linear Algebra
  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution prior to applying:

    • Chemistry I
    • Physics I
    • Calculus I & II
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Three letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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Biomedical Engineering

Career Outlook

Biomedical engineers continue to see growth in many fields - universities, manufacturing, hospitals, and research facilities in both educational and medical organziations. The increasing availability of technologies and applications to medical equipment, combined with meeting the medical needs of an aging population, require the expertise of biomedical engineers. In fact, employment growth for biomedical engineers is projected to increase four percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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