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General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

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Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05

 

Contact Graduate Processors:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-7985


Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is offered through a joint graduate program with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). A matrix of academic tracks is offered based on segments of biomedical engineering and/or areas of clinical emphasis. Specifically, the program has emphases in the following areas: biomaterials, biomechanics, and bioimaging. The biological areas covered are orthopedics/dental tissues, cardiovascular systems, and neurological systems.

Why pursue an M.S.in Biomedical Engineering?

  • Interfacing Engineering/Science with Medicine
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Cutting-edge technology with translational research

Degree Requirements

  • The Master degree program in Biomedical Engineering will consist of at least 32 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate courses, general education courses, and prerequisites for graduate courses cannot be counted toward this total.

Admission Prerequisites:

 Required Degree A B.S. degrees with an emphasis in either engineering, physical science, biological science disciplines or related field.
 Other Degree Requirements  Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science or engineering discipline. All students should have had sufficient background in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics prior to being admitted to the program. All students are required to have completed at least one year of engineering physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics (up to Differential Equations I or Applied Engineering Analysis I). Students with deficiencies in the above courses will be required to satisfactorily complete selected courses as a condition of acceptance.

Application Requirements: *The BME program is a joint program with UT Health and will require official GRE and TOEFL scores to move forward with the application process.

 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Required.
 Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s readiness for graduate study.
 Statement of Purpose  Statement of the applicant’s research experience, interests, and goals.
 Test Scores* General GRE, not older than five years.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, info@foreigncredentials.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
 International Applicants* Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.

Those who do not meet the minimum English Proficiency scores may be considered for the Graduate pathway.

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 Career Options Available for a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Graduate

Ph.D. students have the option to continue their training as a post-doc for a year or 2 after completion of the program before seeking a faculty position in an academic institution. Other students may apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation. Graduates from our M.S. program have the option to apply to Ph.D. programs in BME or to the medical school. Like the Ph.D. students, the M.S. students may also apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.

Research Taking Place in the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Program

Multidisciplinary research is mostly translational, with applications in medicine. Current students in the program perform research on biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioimaging, with applications in orthopedics, cardiovascular, or neurology. Examples of current research areas of focus are tissue engineering and drug deliveries for bone and cardiovascular applications, Brain MRI, bone mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, dental materials, biosensors, cellular engineering, and tissue-implant interfaces.


Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: JingYong Ye, Ph.D.
Email:  Graduate.BM.Engineering@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-7149

Degree Website: http://engineering.utsa.edu/graduate/#masters-degrees

Degree Catalog Link: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/engineering/biomedicalengineering/

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Funding Opportunities

Course Scheduling and Offerings

  • This program is housed primarily on UTSA’s Main campus with some courses offered at the UTHSCSA.
  • All Biomedical Engineering courses are offered during the day.