Graduate Programs

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M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

As a graduate student in biomedical engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your specific research interest in cellular and biomolecular engineering, biomechanics, or biomedical information processing in collaboration with our esteemed faculty in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Edison Biotechnology Institute. 

To graduate, you’ll earn 33 semester credit hours, a portion of which are thesis hours that culminate in a written thesis, as well as an oral defense of your thesis. You’ll work with your advisor and committee to develop an individual course of study, capitalizing on the curriculum’s flexibility to tailor the program to support your own engineering and scientific interests.

Course requirements include:

  • Two life science courses selected from multiple offerings
  • Two biomedical engineering focus courses selected from mulitple offerings
  • A set of common experience courses
  • A set of technical electives in the student’s research focus area




Other Available Biomedical Programs

Dual-degree D.O. / M.S. Program

Achieve a combined degree in medicine and biomedical engineering. Students enrolling in the Heritage College are eligible for a dual degree option leading to a master of science in biomedical engineering.

Go to the program page in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine website to learn more.

Ph.D. Program - Translational Biomedical Sciences

After completing the MS BME degree, graduates may want to pursue doctoral work at the interface of engineering and the life sciences.  At Ohio University, this can be achieved through the doctoral program in Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS). TBS aims to train students to translate basic research effectively into enhanced health care outcomes for the entire population in fields such as biomedical research, bioengineering, drug development, informatics, communications, health policy and planning. 

Go to the program page on the Graduate College website to learn more.