Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

This master's degree allows students to pursue advanced studies in biomedical engineering in the following areas: biomedical imaging and instrumentation, biomaterials and regenerative technologies, cellular engineering and mechanics, biomedical informatics and systems modeling, neuroengineering, and biomedical robotics.

The master's degree program requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. Courses are offered all three terms; however, full-time students planning to complete the MS degree in 12 months should start their programs in the fall semester.

Thesis Option for Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

21 hours of coursework plus 9 hours of Thesis

Courses 121
Bioscience CoursesAt least 3 hours
Engineering CoursesAt least 3 hours
Data ScienceAt least 3 hours
Approved ElectivesAt least 6 hours
Thesis Hours9
Master's Thesis
Total Credit Hours for Thesis Option30
1

The overall balance of bioscience, data science, and engineering courses is determined by the student and his/her academic advisor and should factor the student’s prior knowledge, professional objectives and research interests if the thesis option is pursued. Courses must be documented on the Program of Study form and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

Non-Thesis Option for Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

30 hours of coursework

Courses 130
Bioscience CoursesAt least 3 hours
Engineering CoursesAt least 3 hours
Data ScienceAt least 3 hours
Approved ElectivesAt least 9 hours
Total Credit Hours for Non-Thesis Option30
1

The overall balance of bioscience, data science, and engineering courses is determined by the student and his/her academic advisor and should factor the student’s prior knowledge, professional objectives and research interests if the thesis option is pursued. Courses must be documented on the Program of Study form and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

BS/MS Option

Students completing both a bachelor’s and master’s in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech may use up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees. To qualify for this option, students must complete the undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete the master’s degree within a two-year period from the award date of the bachelor’s degree.