Bioengineer­ing, MS

Advance health science. Reimagine medical treatments. Engineer new devices. The master of science degree in Bioengineering makes it possible with a cutting-edge curriculum taught by internationally recognized faculty experts. Concentrations in biomedical engineering and synthetic biology create specialized paths of study.

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College of Business and Engineering Virtual Graduate Open House

Monday, July 22, 2024 | 4 PM
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Business, Engineering, Technology Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 | 10 AM

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Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Master's Degree On Campus 36

Why Study Bioengineering at Wilkes?

Benefit from hands-on experiences unparalleled at other institutions in the region. Lab and classroom instruction include training in cell and molecular techniques, bioinformatics, 3-D imaging and design software and instrumentation, and various simulation technologies. You will use the state-of-art Mark Engineering Center which uses the latest professional technology to ensure you are prepared for your next step, whether that be an advanced career in the field, a research position or a PhD program.

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What Will You Learn in the Bioengineering MS Program?

  • Advanced engineering concepts blended with biology, medicine and computer sciences innovate our students to develop new medical devices and biochemical or synthetic organisms for solving medical, industrial or environmental problems.
  • If you select the biomedical engineering track, you will learn how to design artificial limbs, joints, tissues and organs as well as build diagnostic equipment, monitoring devices and drug delivery systems.
  • If you select the synthetic biology track, you will learn how to create biological molecules, systems or entire organisms, which are useful for medical applications or for performing unique functions such as detecting or detoxifying biohazardous chemicals.

Program Highlights

Mentoring Under Faculty Experts

Program directors are researching solutions to the world’s most pressing issues including breast cancer detection and magnetic stimulation for brain treatment.

State-of-the-Art Labs and Facilities

Hands-on lab and classroom instruction includes training in cell and molecular techniques, bioinformatics, 3-D imaging and design software and instrumentation, and various simulation technologies.

An Innovative Curriculum

Choose the program track that is most tailored to your interests and professional goals, whether that be in exploring the correlation between medical treatments and applications and biological systems, or creating new medical devices for the advancement of the field.


Careers & Outcomes

Bioengineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, research facilities, educational and medical institutions, and government agencies. The demand for bioengineers continues to grow, much faster than most occupations.