About this program
Biomedical Engineering MS
The objective of the master’s degree program is to prepare a student for research and development careers in biomedical industry and further research at the doctorate level. Students completing their MS degrees will graduate with a high level of competence in:
- the application and characterization of various forms of biomaterials;
- the acquisition and processing of medical signals and images;
- the computation and simulation of phenomena in biomechanical systems;
- transferring their understanding of biomaterials, biomechanics, and signal processing to the creation of new applications;
- the application of biomedical transport phenomena.
Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering field from an accredited institution. Applicants from other backgrounds are encouraged to consult with the program coordinator prior to applying.
Required application materials include U.S. or international transcripts, statement of purpose, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of English proficiency. BME does not require an international transcript evaluation. For more information, see see the application instructions at the graduate education application instructions website.
Fall admissions: February 15
Spring admissions: August 15
Successful applicants typically have GRE scores above the 50th percentile and a GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GRE is waived for all South Dakota Mines students and graduates.
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- Biomedical Engineering
- Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
- Molecular Biology for Engineers
- Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biological Engineering
- Design of Experiments
- Applied Design of Experiments for the Chemical Industry
Scholarships & funding
Financial assistance is dependent on the department and funding that is available in a given year.
Financial assistance is available for graduate teaching assistants (GTA) and for graduate research assistants (GRA). A GTA handles laboratory sections, grades papers, or performs other assigned instructional duties. A GRA is compensated to conduct supervised research, which generally relates to the student’s thesis or dissertation research.
A full-time GTA or GRA is equivalent to approximately twenty (20) hours per week of assigned duties during the academic year. Part-time service is compensated in accordance with expected hourly effort. Completion of coursework and other degree requirements requires additional effort beyond compensated hours. Graduate assistants must be degree-seeking students and registered full-time (9 or 10 credits each fall and spring semester, and 2 credits each summer session) during the period of appointment.
Approximately 50% of all graduate students receive assistantships. Graduate assistants who hold a teaching or research assistantship are eligible for a tuition reduction that covers 100% of tuition and program fees for campus courses. The general activity fee and other miscellaneous fees as applicable are assessed at the regular rate. Specialty courses such as field camp and remedial courses are not eligible fore reduced tuition. For an out of state Master's student, the value of a 20-hour per week assistantship with tuition reduction is at least $25,000 for the academic year. Ph.D. stipends are typically higher. Additional summer support may also be available.
Admitted students will be automatically considered for research assistantship support based on the information provided in the admissions application. No further application materials are required. Financial awards are primarily granted to research students who begin enrollment in the fall. Graduate students wishing to be considered for financial assistance should submit their application and all required admission documents by February 15.
Total Estimated for the graduate I-20 — 2022-2023
- Academic year (9 months) - $14,970
- Living Expenses (9 months) - $11,120
- Books & Supplies (9 months) - $ 1,200
- Estimated Total for one academic year - $27,290
The estimate for living expenses includes only room, board, and health insurance, which is mandatory for international students. This does not include personal and transportation expenses, which you will still have. The institution estimates that you will spend approximately $3450 per academic year on personal and transportation expenses, so please be prepared for these expenses.
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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
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