Texas Tech University

M.S. in Bioengineering

What is Bioengineering?

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.

Why Study at Texas Tech?

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 a concentration on bioengineering applications.

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.

Degree Programs

The Master of Science in Bioengineering program has two degree options. To learn more and see the required coursework, visit the Degree Programs page.

Bioengineering also has an Accelerated BS/MS Program in which undergraduate students apply during their third year.


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 page.


 Once you complete the initial application, you will receive an email with a link to Recruiter, to ask you to log into recruiter to complete the application process.

For more information, or to get started in the program, contact:
Dr. Raj Khare