What will I learn?

The master of science in bioengineering program is a thesis option program with five interdisciplinary concentrations:

Biomechanics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Biomedical Signals and Systems (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Biochemical Processes (Department of Chemical Engineering)
Occupational Bioengineering (Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering)
Environmental Bioengineering (Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering)

Faculty in the bioengineering area are heavily involved with research activities that require collaboration from scientists and clinicians in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Students are required to take 24 credit hours of coursework and perform six credit hours of research for the thesis option or 36 hours of coursework for the non-thesis option. At least half of the coursework hours must be taken in the Whitacre College of Engineering. The remaining courses can be taken within, or outside, of the college of engineering since this is intended as an interdisciplinary master’s degree. At least one higher level math course must be taken at the graduate level.

Which department am I in?

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 credit hours of coursework and perform six credit hours of research for the thesis option or 36 hours of coursework for the non-thesis option)

Tuition fees
US$16,202.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021


Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

100 Engineering Center,



79409, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education at the Master's or Doctoral level.

For international students

The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 79.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60.

Cambridge C2 Proficiency Test (Cambridge CPE) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is a score of 180 or above.

Cambridge C1 Advanced Proficiency Test (Cambridge CAE) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is a score of 175 or above.

Application Deadlines: Applications should be submitted by January 15th for fall and June 15th for spring semester.

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