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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering - MS

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Degree Title: Master of Science

Program Name and Number: Biomedical Engineering - MS7265

Department/Unit: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Mission:  Educate biomedical engineering professionals who are poised to become leaders in university, government, and industry positions and contribute to improving the human condition.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Apply graduate-level concepts in engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics to real-world problems.
  • Develop expertise in an area of research specialization.
  • Plan and execute a strategy to test a scientific hypothesis or proposed engineering solution, using prior published knowledge as a foundation.
  • Communicate advanced engineering knowledge and the results of novel research and development activities in professional venues.
  • Develop habits of collaboration, leadership, initiative, safe performance of work, and ethical conduct.

Program Overview: To prepare students to make their own contributions to the rapidly expanding field of biomedical engineering, the master’s program provides a solid academic foundation and the opportunity to conduct research and development at the cutting edge of life science and engineering.   Research areas include cellular and biomolecular engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical information processing. The program faculty draws from four colleges, with cross-college collaboration common.

Opportunities for Graduates: Doctoral study and/or positions in industry await graduates of the program.

Link to Program: http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/biomedical/index.cfm

Link to Program Guidelines: http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/biomedical/academics/graduate.cfm

Graduation Requirements:

  • Students must pass, with a least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 18 semester hours consisting of:
    • two life science courses.
    • two biomedical engineering focus courses.
    • three common experience courses. 
    • four semester hours’ worth of technical elective courses in the student’s research focus area. 
  • Students must also complete a thesis.

No qualifying exam or comprehensive exam is required.

Expected time to degree if studying fulltime: 2-3 years.

Culminating Experience: A written thesis must be prepared describing the student’s completed research work. The thesis must be defended orally before the student’s thesis committee. 

Admission Requirements:

The GRE General Exam is recommended for everyone and is required unless applicants have a B.S. in engineering from an ABET-accredited program. An undergraduate “B” (3.0/4.0) average or the equivalent is required.

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