Master's and PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering

In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin

In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), the Biomedical Engineering program is interdisciplinary in nature, involving the application of engineering and mathematics to the solution of problems related to medicine and biology. The faculty reflect this interdisciplinary nature in their courses and research.

Marquette faculty are synergistically complemented by faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters collaborative interactions between the two institutions.

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Master of ScienceSpecializations: Bioinstrumentation/Computers, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Rehabilitation Bioengineering, Systems Physiology

Research can be characterized by the general areas of bioinstrumentation/computers, biomechanics/biomaterials, rehabilitation bioengineering and systems physiology.

More specific areas of research include:

  • Artificial limbs/prostheses
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotelemetry
  • Cell transport and metabolism
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Computers in medicine
  • Functional imaging (magnetic resonance, X-ray)
  • Head and spinal cord trauma
  • Hemodynamics
  • Human motion analysis
  • Medical and biological image analysis
  • Physiological signal processing
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Systems physiology (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, pulmonary)
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Tissue engineering
  • Hard and soft tissue biomechanics
  • Transcutaneous power transfer


 MS applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.

Master of EngineeringSpecializations: Biocomputing, Bioimaging, Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biorehabilitation

The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credit hours and a capstone comprehensive exam. It is designed for working engineers.

Applicants are encouraged to have at least one year of post-baccalaureate professional work experience prior to starting the program.

No financial assistance (fellowships, research and teaching assistantships) is provided to students in the master of engineering program.

ME applicants apply through Marquette University Graduate School’s online application.

Doctor of PhilosophySpecializations: Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation Bioengineering

*The Functional Imaging and Bioengineering specializations are joint doctoral programs with the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

PhD applicants apply through the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online application.

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Ready to learn more about Marquette's biomedical engineering graduate programs? Reach out directly to our program recruiter or fill out the form below (all fields required) and we will respond to you shortly. 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Tim Carter

phone: (414) 288-7139


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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions - August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admissions - December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)

These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School.

However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:

  • Fall (August) Term: February 15
  • Spring (January) Term: November 15
  • Summer (May) Term: April 15

Application Requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

  • GRE test scores (general test only, optional). Although normally required, the GRE is optional for students applying for the 2022-23 Academic Year.
  • A brief statement of purpose that includes the proposed area of research specialization.
  • For master of engineering applicants only: an interview with the ME program director.
  • For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

*Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering draws on the university's financial aid resources and seeks additional public and private funds to offer qualified graduate students opportunities as research fellows, teaching assistants, research assistants and minority student fellows. Applicants may also be considered for the Research Leaders Fellowship. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.