University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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M.S.-Plan C Degree Requirements

The Master's-Plan C (coursework only) in Biomedical Engineering requires completion of at least 30 credits of coursework. There is no research component.

Full-time students can finish the Master's degree in 3 semesters.

Part-time students are expected to take one to two courses per semester and to finish the Master's degree within 5 years.

Course Credits

M.S.-Plan C students are required to complete at least 30 credits of coursework as indicated below. All electives must be at the 5000 level or higher. Consult the Course Lists page for lists of courses that have been approved for each requirement.

BMEn Core
Must be chosen from the BMEn Core lists (5000- and/or 8000-level).
BMEn 8601 and/or BMEn 8602. Seminars are 1 credit per semester and may be repeated for credit.
Biology Electives
Courses with primarily biological content.
Technical Electives
Courses in engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics.
Free Science/ Technical Electives
Courses in any field of science or engineering; also may include coursework in other relevant areas, such as public policy, ethics, etc.
INCLUDED in the Core, Technical, and/or Free coursework must be at least 3 credits approved as math-/stat-intensive. These are not additional credits - they will overlap with other course requirements.



Graduate degrees are awarded on the last working day of the month in which the candidate completes all requirements. In the spring of each year, eligible students may elect to participate in the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony.

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MS and PhD Application Information

PhD Requirements

MS-Plan A Requirements

MS-Plan B Requirements

MS-Plan C Requirements

Graduate Minor in BME


Course Lists

BMEn Syllabi

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