Master of Science in Bioengineering

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Applicants to the master of science in bioengineering should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Prior GPA in most recent degree of 3.0 (B) or higher
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited United States institution or comparable international institution, or
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in a bioscience-related field with:
  • three semesters of calculus
    • one semester of differential equations and linear algebra
    • one semester of statistics
    • one semester of mechanics
    • one semester of circuits
    • one semester of computer programming

Students may be admitted to the graduate bioengineering program with the provision that, in addition to the required courses, they take any missing courses at CU Denver. All math requirements must be completed prior to matriculation. There are no exceptions to this. 

CU Denver and the graduate programs in bioengineering are accredited through the regional accreditation agency. For more information, visit www.ncahlc.org​.​​

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Basic Research
  • Biomedical Device Design
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Hemodynamics
  • Cell and Tissue Biophysics
  • Clinical Imaging
  • Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Affairs
  • Imaging and Biophotonics, Clinical and Translational Bioengineering
  • Neural Engineering 
  • Orthopaedics and Prosthetics
  • Polymers and Biomaterials
  • Pulmonary Biomechanics
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The master of science in bioengineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including 3 to 6 credit hours of a master’s project or thesis:

  • 3 credit hours of life sciences core
  • 3 credit hours of quantitative methods core
  • 6-9 credit hours of technology core
  • 3 credit hours of research and clinical core
  • 6-9 credit hours of electives
  • 3-6 research core, including master’s project or thesis

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