Earn a Bachelor's and a Master's in Five Years
Accelerate your education, and get on the fast track to a career in the biomedical industry or advanced studies in biomedical engineering. The Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program will allow you to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in as little as ten semesters of full-time course work, which translates to five academic years.
The Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program offers a course work-only degree option that is designed for highly motivated students who wish to enter a mid-level position in industry upon graduation or pursue doctoral studies in biomedical engineering. At the national level, there is a burgeoning demand for graduates with a master’s education in biomedical engineering. Develop a strong knowledge base in engineering and life sciences, and poise yourself to succeed in an increasingly demanding job market.
The accelerated master’s program affords you the competitive edge of an advanced degree through just two semesters, or one academic year, of study beyond your bachelor’s degree. Students accepted into the program begin graduate course work in the fourth year of undergraduate study.
Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s Requirements
- Undergraduate students must apply for admission to the accelerated program though the standard Graduate School application process during the first semester of their senior year. However, students need to begin discussions with biomedical engineering faculty during their junior year to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses for accelerated masters.
- Only students who intend to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at Michigan Tech are eligible to enroll in the accelerated program.
- Students already enrolled in a graduate program may not retroactively enroll in the Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program.
- Students must earn 30 credit hours at the 4000 level or higher for the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering; however, up to 6 of these credit hours taken as an undergraduate student can be applied toward both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. Upon entrance into the program, students must indicate which undergraduate-level courses will be applied to both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- Up to 6 credits taken as Independent Study may be for research-related activities (note that the Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program is a course work-only degree). No undergraduate research credits may be applied to the Master of Science degree.
Only students in good academic standing are eligible to enter the Biomedical Engineering Accelerated Master’s program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
- Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the biomedical engineering program, courses will be taken both within and outside of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, as determined by the student and the advisory committee and dependent on the student’s area of emphasis. However, the student will need to earn at least 12 credit hours from courses offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
- Throughout the MS degree program, graduate students will be required to attend the Graduate Seminar. No credit will be given.
- Each student will have an academic advisor who is a member of the biomedical engineering faculty. The advisor’s primary responsibility is to supervise the student’s academic and professional growth, as well as to work with the student to develop an academic plan for enrolling in the appropriate courses for the student and program.
- The academic plan developed by the student and academic advisor will need written approval from the faculty advisor and the departmental graduate coordinator.