Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Changing Health Care 

Through engineering, science and technology, we're making a difference.

Engineering new approaches to human health.


Graduate programs are held in the GEAR Center at the University Center, Sioux Falls.

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Science in biomedical engineering will position you well for research and development careers in the biomedical industry. It also prepares you for additional training at the doctoral level. Our program includes an accelerated option where up to 12 credits applied toward completion of a bachelor's program may be used to satisfy graduate credit.

  • Medical Product Development and Manufacturing - This specialization focuses upon providing masters students with training to design next-generation medical products, including course knowledge on regulatory pathways and commercial marketing for biomedical products.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

The Ph.D. program will prepare a you for a career as a researcher who advances the frontiers of biomedical science and engineering with attention to generating new ideas for commercialization.

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Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  4. An appropriate baccalaureate degree in biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical or metallurgical engineering; materials science and engineering; or other related discipline
  5. Three letters of recommendation
    Letter of Recommendation Form
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Official copy of GRE or MAT scores
  8. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Department of Biomedical Engineering in the current graduate catalog.

Application Deadline

  • Priority Deadline: March 1

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Graduate Assistantships are available ($6,314 - $30,000 yr.) on a competitive basis. Awarding of assistantships is based on availability, ability to communicate well in oral/written English and satisfactory performance in coursework.

  • Learn more about our graduate program guidelines through our handbooks for Master's and Ph.D. students.

  • Our program is housed in the Graduate Education and Applied Research (GEAR) Center in Sioux Falls. The GEAR Center was opened to stimulate applied research and commercialization in South Dakota.