Bioengineering BS/MS

The bioengineering BS/MS program provides high-performing and motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate work at the master’s level while completing the undergraduate degree in bioengineering. This accelerates the time to obtain a graduate degree for the student, saving both time and expense. 


Students who choose the bioengineering BS/MS degree path are allowed to apply up to 6 credit hours of 5000-level bioengineering courses, taken as track electives, to both their bachelor of science (BS) degree in bioengineering and their master of science (MS) degree in bioengineering. 

Admission Standards

  • Must complete the bioengineering BS/MS application before March 15 of your first year in the major.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate CU Denver bioengineering student in the major.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Must successfully complete the following classes by the end of your first year in the major: BIOE 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3051, 3060 and 3090.

Application Process

  • Submit an application
  • Submit tuition classification form, if applicable
  • Submit supplementary document which includes the name of your intended research advisor, their signature and your proposed master of science research topic
  • Submit your current resume
  • Submit answers to four essay questions to
    1. Summarize your academic preparation in math, physics, life sciences, engineering, business and computer programming (75-125 words)
    2. Discuss your research and/or work experience relevant to your graduate career plans in bioengineering. For example, describe your projects, research or publications (125-250 words) 
    3. Explain why you are interested in a professional career in bioengineering and how joining our department for your graduate study will advance your goals (125-250 words)
    4. In a personal statement, please tell us about yourself, both on and off-duty as a bioengineer