University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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FALL 2017 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED - FALL 2018 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED HERE IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER, PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME!

Graduate Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program! Our department offers three graduate degrees:

We also offer three combined/dual degree programs, for which there are separate application instructions and admissions criteria:

Students interested in a combined/dual degree program should visit the links above for more details. The information below is only for those applying for the regular M.S. and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering programs.


Prerequisites/Criteria for Admission


How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to the online ApplyYourself application system, exactly as specified in our APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (pdf). Do NOT submit paper copies of your application materials.

Failure to follow our application instructions may result in severe delays and/or rejection of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about the application instructions, contact the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, Rachel Jorgenson, at bmengp@umn.edu.


Application Deadlines

Ph.D. Applicants

The application deadline for Ph.D. applicants is December 31. We admit Ph.D. students for the fall semester only.

Complete applications received by the deadline will be given priority consideration for admission and financial support. Applications received after December 31 may still be considered, but individuals who apply late are significantly less likely to be admitted. Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that all materials are received by December 31.

M.S. Applicants

The fall application deadline for M.S. applicants is March 31. Complete applications received by the deadline will be given priority consideration for admission.

Local applicants applying for the program as part-time students may, under certain circumstances, be considered for spring admission. The spring application deadline for part-time M.S. applicants is November 1. Full-time applicants cannot be considered for spring admission.


Financial Support

Only Ph.D. applicants will be considered for financial support. There is no separate financial support application. All full-time Ph.D. applicants (both domestic and international) are automatically considered for financial support, which includes a stipend, health insurance, and full tuition coverage.

M.S. applicants are not eligible to apply for financial support from the department (fellowships, research/teaching assistantships, etc.). Individuals seeking a terminal Master's program that will provide funding should look into other programs/institutions. Students who apply for our Master's program should do so with the understanding that they will need to fund their own graduate degree program through personal savings, loans, off-campus employment, and/or other external sources of financial aid. International students are very rarely admitted to the terminal Master's program.


Questions?

If you can't find the information you need on this page, please read through our frequently asked questions. If you still can't find what you're looking for, contact the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, Rachel Jorgenson, at bmengp@umn.edu.