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Requirements specific to the bioengineering program include:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, or another technical field from an accredited institution.
  • Successful completion of all of the following courses (or their equivalent):
  • For those with non-engineering undergraduate degrees, we also look for coursework indicating an aptitude for bioengineering. In addition to the above requirements, non-engineering applicants also must have at least one of the following:
    • Preferred: Fluid mechanics or biofluidics (BIOE 331) course
    • Applied math course (300-level or above)
    • Quantitative engineering course
    • Computer programming course (Preferably MATLAB, C++, or Python)
    • Linear Algebra (MATH 240)

For a complete list of admission requirements, visit the Application Process page.  Completed applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



    Master of Engineering: 30 Credits or 10 Courses

    Students in the Professional Master of Engineering in bioengineering program will take four core courses and six elective courses. Students must obtain permission from their academic advisor for each elective course. There is no research or thesis required for this degree.  

    Graduate Certificate in Engineering: 12 Credits or 4 Courses

    Students must take one of the core courses and 3 elective courses from the Bioengineering M.Eng. offerings, or others as approved by their advisor. Students must obtain permission from their academic advisor for each elective course. 

    Degree Planning Sheets

    All students are expected to complete a preliminary course plan for their intended degree program (10-course for MEng or 4-course for GCEN) with the Senior Academic Advisor by the end of their first semester of study. The Degree Planning Sheet lists the core and technical elective requirements for each program, and all courses that are pre-approved for that program. Alternative technical electives must be approved by the same academic advisor. 

    Degree planning sheets for all academic programs can be found here.

    Please note: MAGE students are assessed the MAGE tuition rates, on campus / remote sites and online as it applies, when enrolled in Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM), Engineering (ENGR) and Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) courses only. MAGE students taking any course outside of ENPM, ENGR or CMNS are assessed the tuition appropriate to the particular course’s tuition rate and/or student's residency status, that is, in-state or out-of-state. Other exceptions to this policy, such as differential tuition courses, are detailed in the "Additional Information" section below.


    Fall 2023 - Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees
    On Campus (College Park) Courses
    Tuition: $1,130.00 per credit hour
    Fees: $331.50 for part-time (1 - 8 credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus. 
      $641.50 for full-time (9 or more credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus.
    (Tuition x Credit Hours + Fees) One course: $1,130.00 x 3 = $3,390.00 + $331.50 = $3,721.50
      Two courses: $1,130.00 x 6 = $6,780.00 + $331.50 = $7,111.50
      Three courses: $1,130.00 x 9 = $10,170.00 + $641.50 = $10,811.50
    Online Courses  
    Tuition: $1,394.00 per credit hour
    Fees: N/A
    (Tuition x Credit Hours) One course - $1,394.00 x 3 = $4,182.00
      Two courses - $1,394.00 x 6 = $8,364.00
      Three courses - $1,394.00 x 9 = $12,546.00

    Additional Information

    • Note regarding Summer Semesters: All students who register for undergrad courses with Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the summer deadlines. Graduate courses and those with non-Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the regular billing deadlines as stated on the monthly statements from Student Financial Services, generally the 20th of the month.
    • ENPM Students taking non-ENPM courses with differential tuition: Some other courses throughout the University charge differential (higher) tuition to all students who enroll in specific courses. Often business courses (BMGT) fall under this category, as do courses like telecommunications (ENTS) and courses offered through the CMNS Science Academy (MSML, DATA, etc). Taking the differential tuition into account in course planning is a student's individual responsibility as ENPM students will be charged the differential tuition of the course they are registered in.  If you are not sure and can not find the answer to whether a course you're looking to enroll in falls in this category, please email mage-advising@umd.edu before you enroll and we can assist.
    • Please note that Advanced Special Students will pay either the in-state or out-of-state graduate tuition rate based on their current status. If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Residency Classification Office.
    • Please note that any student enrolled in an online course will pay the online tuition rate ($1,394.00/credit hour) regardless of their status (including non-degree seeking students (GRAD)).
    • International Students: Effective Fall 2017, the University of Maryland (UMD) began charging a fee of $125 per semester for all newly enrolled students requiring an I-20 issued by the University or degree seeking students in J-1 status.   Students  enrolled in an academic program operating on the 12-week calendar, who require an I-20 isssued by UMD  or a DS-2019 will be charged a fee of $62.50 per term.  UMD will use the revenue from this fee to enhance support for our international students to include improved academic support, expanded assistance for students transitioning to the U.S. and international student-focused cultural events to foster an engaged, supportive community.
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    Program Content Advisor

    Dr. Silvina Matysiak

    Associate Professor
    Fischell Department of Bioengineering

    Admissions Contact

    Emily Golub

    Email mage@umd.edu for assistance 




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