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Bioengineering - MS

Breiseth Hall • 570-408-4404 (T) • 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

The master of science degree in Bioengineering combines engineering concepts with biology, medicine, health and computer sciences to teach students how to develop new medical devices, treatments and materials. Our curriculum offers two concentrations:

  • Biomedical engineering
    • Biomedical engineers design artificial limbs, joints, tissues and organs as well as build diagnostic equipment, monitoring devices and drug delivery systems.
  • Cell/metabolic engineering
    • Cell/metabolic engineers create organisms, which produce useful biochemicals for therapeutic applications, or perform unique functions, such as detecting or detoxifying biohazardous chemicals.

Key features:

  • 36-credit program
  • Hybrid format, blending online, distance and face-to-face learning
  • Competitive tuition
  • Hands-on learning in laboratories or using simulation and computation equipment

Click here to request more information.

Hands-on learning
Wilkes University engineers benefit from hands-on experiences unparalleled at other institutions in the region. Lab and classroom instruction includes training in cell and molecular techniques, bioinformatics, 3-D imaging and design software and instrumentation and/ other simulation technologies. Click here to take a tour of our labs.

Admissions Requirements
This program is designed for engineering and biology graduates. Individuals with undergraduate degrees in other life science disciplines will also be considered.

Applicants must submit:
an online application,
• two letters of reference,
• official undergraduate transcripts.

International students must also submit a statement of financial guarantee, a WES evaluation of their transcript, and a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, in addition to the previously listed requirements. International applicants can find more information by clicking here.

Tuition and Schedule
Tuition is $870 per credit, plus applicable University Fees as designated by course (subject to change). Each semester’s course schedule can be found on the main University calendar.

Graduate Assistantships
A limited number of graduate assistantships may be available for full-time students. Assistantships provide a unique opportunity in which students work in an academic department while pursuing a master’s degree. Compensation varies by position, but can include tuition assistance and/or room and board.

For more information, contact:
Graduate Admissions
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4245
(570) 408-4245

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