The future of personalized medicine requires a versatile workforce with the skills to design, build and commercialize innovative biomedical technologies. 

The Biomedical Engineering Master of Science (MS) degree provides the scientific foundation to prepare students for careers in the biomedical engineering industry and for advanced training in biomedical sciences. We offer opportunities for students to focus on biomechanics and mechanobiology, biomedical devices, imaging and diagnostics, or therapeutics. We partner with top-ranked medical institutions (CU Anschutz), laboratories (NIST), and numerous Front Range medical companies to promote translational approaches to solve pressing biological problems and unmet medical needs.

Our program is designed to be flexible to meet the individual student’s needs. Students will collaborate with faculty and other advisors to create a tailored degree plan based on their career interests and goals.

Students must complete 30 credits (~10 courses) of advanced graduate study in the discipline, beyond the BS degree. The MS degree typically takes one to two years to complete. Students may choose to complete an MS in Biomedical Engineering to:

  • Deepen their scientific knowledge in the discipline by taking focused and advanced courses and/or conducting cutting-edge research.
  • Obtain core knowledge in biosciences as it relates to industry, such as product design or medical diagnostic technology.
  • Satisfy training in preparation for targeted and future career plans, such as doctoral training in engineering sciences or clinical or veterinary medical school

Students may choose either a coursework- or thesis-based MS. The thesis option requires completion of a research project with a faculty mentor, a written thesis that describes the research in detail, and an oral defense in front of a committee of program faculty. The scope of the research project is typically designed to lead to dissemination of new scientific knowledge in the form of a peer-reviewed journal article.

Develop innovative healthcare solutions with traditional engineering expertise.