The master's program in biomedical engineering is designed to further your skills and understanding of engineering and life sciences, while encouraging you to explore specializations within the field.
Students benefit from a variety of research opportunities, a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum. All graduate classes are offered in the evening, so that you can continue to work while pursuing your degree. Some of these classes are also available to stream online.
If you'd like to get more involved with research or teaching, graduate assistantships are available.
You can earn your master of science in engineering degree with or without a thesis. The classroom study includes core engineering courses as well as technical electives, including advanced courses in microscopic and medical imaging, medical instrumentation, nanotechnology, and biomechanics, devices and design. Students following the thesis option will take 24 credits of classroom study and complete a 6-credit thesis. Those not pursuing thesis will replace the 6-credit thesis with two technical electives.
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You can build additional knowledge in a second area of engineering and advance your graduate-level work by pursuing a dual specialization. Dual specialization is available within all engineering tracks, including engineering management.
Jointly offered by the School of Engineering and School of Business Administration, this dual degree program gives you the inside track to emerging engineering leadership by offering technical training paired with advanced study in business and management.
In order to pursue this dual degree, you must apply and be accepted to both degree programs.
Candidates must hold a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from an EAC/ABET-accredited undergraduate program. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in closely related areas are also considered.
Candidates should hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 system).
The GRE is required for full-time applicants, except those applying to the 4+1 program. Although the GRE is optional for part-time applicants, it may be helpful in the evaluation of credentials. The Quantitative Score on the GRE should be in the top 40% as noted on the score results. Eligible full-time applicants may be waived from the GRE requirement.
The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis, but suggests 4 weeks prior to the start of a semester as a tentative deadline for application, to allow for any follow-up or additional information.
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Various types of financial support are available to graduate students, like you, through university-based scholarship and graduate assistantship programs.
Eligible students can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship. The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition assistance is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.
The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the school's 150th anniversary to celebrate the long history of excellence in engineering education at Widener by supporting merit-based graduate scholarships for thesis students. The fund began with contributions from faculty and staff, and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors.
Advance your career with a graduate degree that meets your needs. You'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and biomedical engineering professionals.
We're ranked among the 10 best colleges in the country for engineering.
Graduate classes meet one night per week and are streamed over the Internet live and archived for later viewing. This gives you a direct connection to faculty, and allows you to stay up to date with coursework while traveling or when unexpected work conflicts arise.
Personal Classroom Experience
With small class sizes you receive direct interaction with the faculty. In class you'll learn from industry experts, research with faculty, and work with fellow classmates. In addition, the Graduate Program Office is always open in the evenings prior to class.
Meet the faculty who will help you continue to advance your career.
"Student learning is best nurtured in a problem-based learning environment. I attain this goal by exposing my students to hands-on experiences, not just in a classroom, but also outside of the class setting through clinical immersions."
"My teaching philosophy is to foster curiosity, to encourage discussion and the exchange of ideas, and to impart not just knowledge but an understanding of that knowledge and how it can be applied. It is my belief that students should be taught how to think and not what to think."
"At Widener, we are at the forefront of combining rigorous academics with experiential learning, and accordingly we train you in applying the unique chemical engineering knowledge to a wide variety of fields, ranging from chemicals and petrochemicals to more modern applications in bioengineering, nanotechnology, and pharmaceuticals."