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Master’s program

Outstanding research and education opportunities

Our Master’s in Biomedical Engineering program allows you to reap the rewards of collaborations across the University of Minnesota and with local medical device companies.
MS students conduct research with our prominent graduate faculty, who come from more than 20 departments across campus and study a wide range of topics. Plus, we have connections with Minneapolis-St. Paul’s medical device companies, which form one of the world’s most concentrated medical device clusters.

Get your Master's in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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Master's-Plan A: Thesis

20 credits of coursework, 10 thesis credits, and a final defense.

Master's-Plan B: Project

28 credits of coursework, 2 to 3 Plan B Project credits, and a final defense.

Master’s-Plan C: Coursework only

30 credits of coursework. No research component.

Bachelor's and master's

Allows current BME undergraduate students to get an integrated BBmE/MS degree in five years.


A five-year dual-degree program for medical students.

Part-time MS

Student success



Casim Sarkar
Director of Graduate Studies

Erica Ratner
Graduate Program Coordinator