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Thank you for your interest in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program! Our department offers graduate degrees at the Master's and Doctoral levels. See the links below for more information on degree requirements so that you can choose the program that is best for you.
(NOTE: Current students in the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program should click here for application instructions and additional information on the new Combined BBmE/MS Degree Program.)
A baccalaureate degree in engineering or in a physical or biological science is required.
Successful applicants without an engineering degree are required to complete coursework in linear algebra, differential equations, and physics before being admitted as a candidate for the degree.
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale is preferred. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered, but admission is not likely.
Click on each item below for information on deadlines and submission of application materials. Please pay special attention to submission instructions for each required item. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NOTE: We have moved to a paperless application process. Applicants should not mail any materials to the department. Supplementary materials must be submitted electronically in the Apply Yourself application system, as instructed below. DO NOT MAIL PAPER COPIES OF APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE DEPARTMENT.
Full-time applicants are those who are applying for the Ph.D. or M.S.-Plan A programs and wish to be considered for financial support. We admit full-time students for the fall semester only.
The fall application deadline is January 10. Complete applications received by that deadline will be given priority consideration for admission and financial support. Applications received after January 10 will be considered on a space/funds available basis.
Part-time applicants are those who are not seeking financial support from the department (e.g., industry professionals who wish to complete the M.S.-Plan B program while continuing to work full-time). We admit part-time students for the fall and spring semesters.
Fall Deadline: June 1
Spring Deadline: October 1
Begin your University of Minnesota Graduate School Application online!
Required sections: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1(educational/career objectives) AND #2 (diversity), and Biomedical Engineering Department/Program Form.
Optional Sections: All other sections of the application are optional, but information provided in those sections will be taken into consideration by the committee.
You must submit a fee online before your application can be processed.
Unofficial transcripts or academic records must be uploaded directly to the online application. Instructions for uploading transcripts are available here.
International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Click here for more information on international transcripts and credentials.
Please do NOT mail in paper copies of your transcripts, as this may cause serious delays in the processing of your application! There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material. See the Graduate School's Application Information for more details.
GRE General Test scores are required for all full-time applicants and are optional for part-time applicants. Click here for more information on the GRE.
Applicants should upload their copy of the GRE score report in the online application. Go to the Program Supplementary Information section and upload a pdf of the score report under Upload 1. Scores should also be reported in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself.
Official score reports sent directly from ETS are not required for the purposes of application review. The department will contact applicants to request official score reports if/when necessary (Institution Code - 6874; it is not necessary to enter a department code).
All applicants (full- and part-time) whose native language is not English are required to submit TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores.
Applicants should upload their copy of the English langauge assessment score report in the online application. Go to the Program Supplementary Information section and upload a pdf of the score report under Upload 2. Scores should also be reported in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself.
Official score reports sent directly from ETS are not required for the purposes of application review. The department will contact applicants to request official score reports if/when necessary (Institution Code - 6874; do not enter Department Code). Click here for more information on English language assessment scores.
All letters must be submitted electronically via the ApplyYourself system. Log into your ApplyYourself account and click on "Recommendations" in the menu on the left. Be sure to carefully read and follow the instructions provided. Do not have any letters of recommendation mailed to the department. Only electronic copies submitted directly to ApplyYourself will be accepted.
Letters should come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable.
Note that letters may be submitted before or after you submit the rest of the application.
Any materials not listed above are strictly optional, but they will be considered by the admissions committee if submitted. If you choose to include optional materials, you must submit them electronically in your ApplyYourself application. Paper materials will not be accepted.
There is no separate financial support application. All full-time M.S.-Plan A and Ph.D. applicants are automatically considered for financial support. Typically no financial aid is offered to part-time applicants or full-time M.S.-Plan B applicants.
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