Oct 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.B.E.

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Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors



Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway
Also offered as a Concurrent Degree

Contact Information

College: Engineering
Department: Medical Engineering

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Biomedical Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary Major that combines engineering and the medical sciences. The student works with an advisor to develop a graduate Major that draws on courses from engineering, medicine, public health, and the life sciences. Current active areas of research include: biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, neuroengineering, tissue engineering, sensors, cellular-level drug delivery, and rehabilitation engineering. In addition to USF Health, participating institutions include the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Florida Orthopedics Institute, and Tampa General Hospital. For more information, please contact the BME Major Advisor.

Major Research Areas: Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Neuroengineering, Photo Sensors, Cellular-level drug discovery and Tissue Engineering

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • GRE with preferred Minimum scores of Quantitative greater than 75% and Analytical Writing 4 or better;
  • An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation; and
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV

Note: Exceptionally qualified students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines may be admitted into the BME M.S. Major on a case-by-case evaluation of their credentials.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30 credit hours

  • Core - 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 9 Credit Hours
  • Electives or Concentration - 15 Credit Hours
  • Optional Thesis - 6 Credit Hours (may apply towards electives)

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Additional Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

General Track Electives (15 Credit Hours)

Students may either opt for the General Track or the Concentration in Pharmacy, completing 15 hours as noted:

Students select from additional approved courses to complete the 30 hour requirement. A minimum of 16 hours must be at the 6000 level. In addition, all of the elective courses must consist of engineering-prefix courses, although the Thesis Committee (thesis option) or the BME Major Advisor (non-thesis option) may approve courses in relevant areas such as chemistry, physics, pharmacy, communications sciences & disorders, public health or medicine, in their place.

Concentration in Pharmacy (15 Credit Hours)

Students may select from the following options, or other pharmacy courses, as approved by their Pharmacy and BME Advisors:

Thesis Option (6 Credit Hours)

Research for the Master’s Thesis in Biomedcail Engineering.  Students may count up to six hours total maximum toward the M.S. degree.  students must have an approved Master’s committee for registration.

Thesis option students can count up to six hours of thesis research towards the 15 credits of elective requirements.

Comprehensive Exam

Students in the non-thesis track will complete a comprehensive exam. For students in the thesis track, the thesis and oral defense serve as the comprehensive exam.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway  

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree  

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