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Master of Biomedical Engineering (MS BMED) Program

 

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked among the best biomedical engineering programs in the nation. 

 

Our students are doing cutting-edge research in highly collaborative environments, which is a common element of our team-driven culture. Our research laboratories are dedicated to addressing unmet clinical challenges and have access to superior resources only found in world-class institutions.

 

Career Paths:

  • Entry into the biomedical industry, or biomedicalrelated research and development
  • Advancement towards a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Target/refocus engineering talent towards the biomedical engineering field

Candidates for this master’s program include:

  • Graduates of a 4-year engineering program that have earned a bachelor’s in engineering
  • Working career professionals with an engineering background

 

The biomedical engineering master’s program (MSBMED) is a full-time, two-year residential program that is completed in four sequential semesters. Candidates enroll in the fall semester and typically take four courses each semester.

 

  • Thesis option is oriented towards those contemplating pursuing a Ph.D. in the future.
  • Non-thesis option is oriented towards those seeking deeper knowledge for industry jobs.
  • Some credits may be transferred if accepted to the Ph.D. program.

 

Course of Study - Thesis Option
(21 hours coursework + 9 hours thesis)

Course List: Click here to view.
 
Courses Credit Hours
Bioscience ≥ 3
Engineering ≥ 3
Data science ≥ 3
Approved electives 6
Total = 21

 

Course of Study - Non-Thesis Option
(30 hours coursework)

Course List: Click here to view.
   
Courses Credit Hours
Bioscience ≥ 3
Engineering ≥ 3
Data science ≥ 3
Approved electives 9
Total = 30

 

All admission materials must be submitted via the Georgia Tech graduate admission system.
February 1 is the application deadline for entry in the fall semester.
September 1 is the application deadline for entry in the spring semester.
   
The program is now accepting applications for Spring semester entry. 

As of July 2019, the GRE is no longer required.

Applicants should have the following prerequisites:

  • B.S. in engineering, science, or math
  • One year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus-based physics
  • Organic chemistry (one semester suggested)
  • Calculus through and including differential equations (4 semesters total)


See program brochure. Apply online here.


Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

BME @ GT:
313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

TEP @ GT:
387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
30322-4250
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873