Main navigation | Main content
The department offers a combined degree program that allows students to complete both a Bachelor's and Master's-Plan B degree in a total of five years. It is exclusively available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program here at the University of Minnesota.
Please click here for more information on the BBmE/MS program structure and requirements.
The combined degree program offers several advantages:
Having a Master's degree will make graduates more competitive for higher-paying positions in industrial design.
Students can work toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously, which means that they can finish the Master's degree and enter the job market a full year earlier than students in conventional two-year Master's programs.
Students save money because they are able to complete graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate during their senior year.
Only current students in the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program at the University of Minnesota are eligible to apply for this program. (Students from other programs or universities should visit the Graduate Application Information page for instructions on how to apply for our MS and PhD programs.)
Students apply after the spring semester of their third year, by which time they must have completed ALL of the sophomore- and junior-level BMEn coursework (BMEn 2101, 2401, 2501, 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115, 3211, 3215, 3311, 3315, 3411, 3415). Students who have not completed these thirteen courses or their approved equivalents are not eligible to apply.
Admission will be based solely on the BMEn GPA (that is, the GPA of the thirteen required BMEn courses listed above). Applicants with a BMEn GPA of 3.6 or higher are guaranteed admission. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rachel Jorgenson, Graduate Program Coordinator
312 Church St. SE
7-104 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Note that signatures are NOT required on the Combined Degree ESE Planning Worksheet for the purposes of applying to the program. Only if/when a student is notified of their admission to the program will they then be required to procure approval signatures on the ESE worksheet.
Forms may be submitted via mail, email, fax, or in-person at the BME office. Other materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, GRE scores, transcripts, etc.) are not required and will not be considered.
The deadline to submit the application form is June 1 after the end of the junior year. All grades should be posted by that time and must be included on the application form. Late applications will not be accepted. (If June 1 falls on a weekend or University holiday, the applications will be due on the following business day.)
Applicants will be notified of their admission status by July 1.
The deadline to submit the application form is January 2 after fall semester of the senior year. All grades should be posted by that time and must be included on the application form. Late applications will not be accepted. (If January 2 falls on a weekend or University holiday, the applications will be due on the following business day.)
Applicants will be notified of their admission status by January 10.
Departmental support is not offered to students in the Combined Degree Program. Students are encouraged to seek external financial aid (scholarships, loans, etc.).
If you can't find the information you're looking for here or on the BBmE/MS degree requirements page, you may contact the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator: