Either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students can enroll in four-course certificate programs offered by our department. These certificates indicate expertise in a focused topic area and are intended primarily for continuing education and non-traditional students, though they can also be pursued as a supplement to the MS or PhD programs. The department currently offers a Biomedical Engineering Certificate, designed to train next-generation professional engineers to interface engineering and medicine with design and problem solving to improve human health. Additional certificate options are in development.

Biomedical Engineering Certificate

Current CU Boulder graduate students interested in the 9-credit hour (3 graduate level courses) biomedical engineering certificate program can apply at any time. The following application materials can be submitted to megrad@colorado.edu:

  • Statement of purpose: 1–2 pages explaining how the biomedical engineering certificate will benefit your professional and/or personal interests.
  • Proof of undergraduate degree in engineering or related field: Official transcripts for your undergraduate degree are on file and do not need to be submitted unless requested directly.
  • Letter of support: Please have one professional supervisor or faculty member provide a letter of support for your admission to the certificate program. This can be submitted to megrad@colorado.edu directly by the letter author. Letter submissions from the student will not be accepted.

If you are not a current CU Boulder student and do not plan to pursue an MS or PhD program interested in pursuing individual graduate coursework and/or a graduate-level biomedical engineering certificate should complete the Online Enrollment Application through the Office of Continuing Education.