According to the National Institutes of Health, "Biomedical engineering (bioengineering) integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health."
Fields of specialization for Texas Tech graduates can include: bioinstrumentation, bio-materials, biomechanics, biochemistry, biomedical imaging, and occupational bio-ergonomics.
The Whitacre College of Engineering offers an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Bioengineering. The program is designed for highly-multidisciplinary graduate education and research. Because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of the field, our approach will provide all students with an opportunity to take courses in four or five departments, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics. This approach fosters a significant and in-depth exposure of students to various engineering fields with concentration on biomedical engineering and bioengineering applications within each field.
As a result, each student is able to select courses from a variety of departments that concentrate on topics that are central to his or her area of interest.
To explore the wide range of biomedical engineering and bioengineering topics that Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering faculty members investigate, visit the Faculty and Advisors page.
The Master of Science in Bioengineering program has two degree options. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of thesis. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of coursework.
The GRE is required for admission into the program, and must be completed before application. Students must have an adequate mathematics background equivalent to an undergraduate differential equations-level course.
For more information, visit the Degree Program page.
For more information, or to get started in the program, contact:
Dr. Mary Baker