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Apply to the Russ College Biomedical Engineering Program

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Use program code MS7265 using the Ohio University Office of Graduate Studies online form, and in the required professional or vocational plans portion of the application, please indicate your research interests and two to three faculty members with whom you wish to conduct research.

Application requirements

  • The GRE General Exam is recommended for everyone and is required unless applicants have a B.S. in engineering from an ABET-accredited program.
  • An undergraduate "B" (3.0/4.0) average or the equivalent is required. An official application, complete with certified transcripts, is needed to decide admission or financial assistance. For international students, the Office of Graduate Studies translates international grading systems to the Ohio University system.
  • February 1 is the deadline for priority financial assistance. March 1 is the deadline for international applications without financial assistance for a fall start. This allows plenty of time to receive an I-20 and a visa. Production of an I-20 will not be rushed for a late applicant.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply as late as two months prior to the start of the semester. However, such a late applicant is unlikely to receive financial assistance.

International Student Instructions

International applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (exemptions described below). The minimum TOEFL score for admission to the biomedical engineering program is 590 (paper-based), 243 (computer-based), or 96 (Internet-based). The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.0 overall. Students who do not submit TOEFL or IELTS results with the application must be tested after arriving on campus. If you do not meet our admission standards at that time, you must enroll in English classes, which may delay progress toward the degree and reduce your financial assistance. If you do not exceed the university minimum scores, you cannot enter the degree program and you must take English classes at your own expense.

TOEFL/IELTS exemptions: Native speakers of English with a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-medium university in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, or New Zealand need not provide TOEFL/IELTS scores with their application and need not take the TOEFL/IELTS exam upon arrival. Applicants from predominantly English-speaking countries with a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-medium university need not provide TOEFL/IELTS scores with their applications, even if English is not their first language, but must take the TOEFL/IELTS upon arrival if they did not submit official scores with the application.