Research course

Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry requirements

Students who hold an undergraduate degree may apply to the program. The minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering program are described below. Note that admission is very competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants 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. It is expected that these students will have B.S. degrees with emphasis in either engineering, physical science, or biological science disciplines. All students are required to have completed at least one year of engineering (calculus-based) physics, one year of chemistry, one year of biology, and mathematics up to Differential Equations or Engineering Analysis I. Students with deficiencies in the above courses will be required to take selected courses as a condition of acceptance. A satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Admissions Committee for Biomedical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The applicant's performance on a standardized test will be considered, in addition to other criteria, for admission or competitive scholarship awards and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant. Three Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate study are required. A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a résumé, and a statement of the applicant's research experience, interests, and goals.

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

The Master in Science Biomedical Engineering program is jointly offered by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

The educational goals of this program are founded on the belief that the basic scientific approach is critical to the fundamental understanding of human health and the treatment of disease. Students in this program have access to biosciences and bioengineering laboratories at both UTHSCSA and UTSA. Students interested in this program apply through UTSA.

Information for international students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English. Students must achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper version)/79 (internet version).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Texas Resident: $15,889* (See here for the latest information).

Non-resident:$22,942* (See here for the latest information).

This Competitive Scholarship is for qualified M.S. students in the degree-seeking Biomedical Engineering Program. State law requires that each student identify any relation to a current member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. A student who is related to a current member of the U.T. System Board of Regents is prohibited from receiving scholarships unless the scholarship is awarded exclusively based on academic merit or is an athletic scholarship. Click here for the criteria and information about the scholarship.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony