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Engineering | School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

MS in Biomedical Engineering

4+1 logoThis degree can be pursued as an accelerated 4+1 degree. Accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Interested? Learn more about this and other accelerated 4+1 degrees.

MS in Biomedical Engineering 

Our professional graduate program leads to the master of science in biomedical engineering. This 30-credit M.S. degree is designed to be completed across 3 semesters of full-time study.

Applications to the M.S. program are accepted and reviewed continuously throughout the year.

Fall semester admission

Complete applications will be reviewed in rounds. If your application is complete by the first of December, February, April, or June, you will be notified by the end of that month.

Applications completed after June 1 will be considered for future terms.

Spring semester admission

Complete applications will be reviewed in rounds. If your application is complete by the first of June, August, or October, you will be notified by the end of that month.

Applications completed after October 1 will be considered for future terms.

4+1 logoAccelerated 4+1 Option

An accelerated 4+1 option is available for those interested in pursuing an M.S. in one year after the B.S.E.

How to apply

Complete the Graduate College’s online application and submit the application fee:

Regular Mail

Graduate College
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe AZ 85287-1004


FedEx, DHL, UPS etc.

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Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281


  • Official transcript from each institution you have attended. Each must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • Official TOEFL scores (if applicable): ASU’s institution code is 4007.
  • Official GRE Scores (optional): see below

SBHSE is committed to the ASU charter that states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed;…” In striving to uphold this charter, we welcome applications to our Biomedical Engineering PhD and Master’s Programs from all qualified individuals, including populations that have historically been under-represented in science or academia.

Submission of GRE scores is optional for the Biomedical Engineering PhD and Master’s Program applications. Applications are evaluated using a holistic review process that considers the multiple, intersecting factors—academic, nonacademic, and contextual—that uniquely define each applicant.  This process can include, but does not require, consideration of GRE scores.  Therefore, an absence of GRE scores will not be viewed negatively during the application review process.  Applicants who chose to have their scores considered as a supplement to their application should submit them to ASU’s Graduate Admission Services and indicate in their personal statement how the scores supplement their application.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be a one page statement highlighting your interests, background in biomedical engineering, career goals and other factors that the admissions committee would find valuable when reviewing your application. You will upload your statement as part of the on-line application.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. As a part of the online application, you will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of two professional references. Those individuals should be from faculty at institutions you have attended and/or supervisors who can speak to your ability to succeed in a graduate program. Those individuals will receive an email; which will then instruct them to complete an online form.

Financial Assistance

Teaching or Research Assistant/Associate (TA/RA) positions are typically reserved for Ph.D. students. M.S. students are encouraged to explore financial opportunities offered by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Graduate College. Funding is not provided by the department.

Visit the tuition and paying for college page for financial assistance resources.

Prerequisites and Deficiencies

The graduate committee reviews an applicant’s transcript, undergraduate degree and research/internship background when determining any prerequisites and deficiencies that may be needed. Typically applicants who have not received a prior degree in biomedical engineering will need to build a solid foundation of engineering and biomedical concepts prior to applying for the program. The list of required courses includes (Prerequisites and Deficiencies):

All of following courses:

  • Physiology
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Differential Equations
  • General Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Physics with Calculus I
  • Physics with Calculus II

Four of the following six topics must all be completed:

  • Thermodynamics or Physical Chemistry: Variety of courses available
  • Fluid Mechanics or Bioengineering Transport Phenomenon: Variety of courses available
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electrical Networks: Circuits I
  • Signals and Systems
  • Biomaterials

Applicants may finalize their application while completing the final two courses from the above lists.