Biomedical Engineering Master's and PH.D. Graduate Programs

Program Description

In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, the biomedical engineering program is interdisciplinary in nature, involving the application of engineering and mathematics to the solution of problems related to medicine and biology. The faculty reflect this interdisciplinary nature in their courses and research. Marquette faculty are synergistically complemented by faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters collaborative interactions between the two institutions.

Degrees and Specializations

Select a program below to read the program summary. More information regarding the Biomedical Engineering graduate programs can be found on the Biomedical Engineering department web page.

Master of Science – Specializations: Bioinstrumentation/Computers, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Rehabilitation Bioengineering, Systems Physiology

Research can be characterized by the general areas of bioinstrumentation/computers, biomechanics/biomaterials, rehabilitation bioengineering and systems physiology.

More specific areas of research include: artificial limbs/prostheses, biomaterials, biotelemetry, cell transport and metabolism, cardiac electrophysiology, computers in medicine, functional imaging (magnetic resonance, X-ray), head and spinal cord trauma, hemodynamics, human motion analysis, medical and biological image analysis, physiological signal processing, rehabilitation engineering, systems physiology (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, pulmonary), telerehabilitation, tissue engineering, hard and soft tissue biomechanics and transcutaneous power transfer.

M.S. applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.

Master of Engineering – Specializations: Biocomputing, Bioimaging, Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biorehabilitation

The Master of Engineering in biomedical engineering is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credit hours and a capstone comprehensive exam. It is designed for working engineers. Applicants are encouraged to have at least one year of post-baccalaureate professional work experience prior to starting the program. No financial assistance (fellowships, research and teaching assistantships) are provided to students in the master of engineering program.

M.E. applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.

Doctor of Philosophy – Specializations: Bioengineering*, Bioinstrumentation/Computers, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Functional Imaging*, Rehabilitation Bioengineering, Systems Physiology

*The Functional Imaging and Bioengineering specializations are joint doctoral programs with the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Ph.D. applicants apply through the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online application.

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Application Deadline

Rolling admission; Apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). All required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

Applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), please be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: February 15, Spring (January) Term: November 15, Summer (May) Term: April 15.

Application Requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering draws on the university's financial aid resources and seeks additional public and private funds to offer qualified graduate students opportunities as research fellows, teaching assistants, research assistants and minority student fellows. Applicants may also be considered for the Research Leaders Fellowship. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Ready to learn more about Marquette's Biomedical Engineering Graduate programs? Request more information from the Graduate School. 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Tim Carter

phone: (414) 288-7139