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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering M.S.

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Master’s Programs

Master of Science

The Biomedical Engineering M.S. degree can be obtained with or without a thesis. The latter option is recommended for students who do not plan further graduate studies. The thesis option is advised for students who plan to obtain a higher graduate degree. The master’s thesis should contribute new knowledge to the field of study.

Students pursuing the M.S. (with or without thesis) must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, at least 15 of which must be at the 6000-6960 level and have the BMED prefix. The minimum number of credits for coursework is 24; the minimum number of credits required with the BMED prefix is 18. One course in the life sciences (biology or physiology) and one course in advanced math are required. In consultation with their adviser, students must develop a Plan of Study that satisfactorily meets Institute requirements and Departmental requirements.  

For students working toward the M.S. with thesis, the academic load consists of a minimum of eight courses, plus thesis (3-6 credits). Four (4) of these courses must have the BMED prefix, with three (3) of the four courses at the 6000 level. One course in biology and one course in math are required. Students choose an additional two (2) elective courses at the 4000 or 6000 level and must meet all other departmental requirements in order to earn the M.S. degree.


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