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There are 24 credit hours of technical coursework required for the MSE with Thesis (approximately 8 technical 3-credit hour courses), plus 6 credit hours of thesis coursework, for a total of 30 credit hours required. All courses except the Thesis courses At least 21 hours must be graduate level and taken for a letter grade. Up to 3 hours of upper-division coursework taken for a letter grade made be counted toward the technical elective requirement. Learn more about the Graduate School's requirements in the Graduate Catalog

Previously approved courses for each requirement can be found on the Graduate Level Courses by Requirement list. This list is not exhaustive and other courses are available to meet program of work requirements. If you find another course that you wish to count toward a requirement, please send the course name, number, and the requirement you want to fill to the Graduate Advisor for approval. A syllabus may be requested in some cases. You must receive approval prior to enrollment in the course.


RequirementCredit HoursDetails
Biological or Clinical Sciences3

Graduate level, taken for a letter grade.

BS BME/MSE Integrated Program students only may choose to replace the biological/clinical science course with any other approved graduate-level technical course.  

Basic or Applied Mathematics3A statistics course is encouraged, but another mathematics topic may be approved in some circumstances. Graduate level, taken for a letter grade.
Technical Area 1: Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation3Choose one course from each of three of the four technical areas for a total of 9 credit hours. Graduate level, taken for a letter grade.
Technical Area 2: Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering3
Technical Area 3: Computational Biomedical Engineering3
Technical Area 4: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics3
Technical Electives: graduate-level taken for a letter grade9One technical elective may be substituted with one approved graduate-level professional development course. All coursework must be approved by the Graduate Advisor in advance of registration. Up to 3 hours may be upper-division for a letter grade with consent of the Graduate Advisor. 
Thesis Courses: BME 698A and 698B6Two semesters of thesis taken on a CR/NC basis are required for the MSE with Thesis degree. Students must be registered for 698B in the semester in which they plan to graduate.


Program of Work

The Program of Work is a form students complete to report their coursework completion status. 

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