• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Biological engineering is one of the fastest growing sectors of industry nationally. If you are a STEM professional looking to earn a bioengineering degree and start a career in a growing field, this may be the program for you.

Program structure and topics

The online master's in biological engineering is non-thesis and 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in three years.

Course work covers

  • Biomaterials engineering
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomolecular engineering
  • Nanobiotechnology

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Completed bachelor’s from a regionally accredited institution in a STEM field.

  2. 3.2 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Taken the GRE
  4. A written personal statement

    Statement of purpose describing your academic and career background and goals.

  5. 3 letters of recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation from three people who are well-acquainted with your academic experience and can attest to your intellectual, experiential and interpersonal abilities. At least one of these letters must come from a professor or other academic official. You will supply only the names and contact details of your references; the Graduate School will instruct them on how to upload their letters to your application.

  6. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  7. Applicants also may be required to interview with members of the program's advisory board, faculty and/or staff. Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students who are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements.
  8. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  9. Résumé or CV.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Application Deadlines

June 1
October 31
April 1


  • *Required courses (6 credit hours)
  • BIOL_EN 8180Numerical Methods3 Credits
  • STAT 7020Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences3 Credits
  • *Choose at least 12 credit hours of:
  • BIOL_EN 8085Problems in Biological Engineering3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8170Sensors and Biosensors3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8001Advanced Topics in Biological Engineering3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8370 Materials Characterization Techniques3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8670Orthopaedic Failure Modes and Effect Analysis3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8000Scientific Discovery Leading to Life Science Innovations3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8100Design and Development of Biomedical Innovations3 Credits
  • *Choose 18 credit hours of: 6 credit hours must be from Engineering
  • BIOL_EN 7075Topics: Brain Signals and Brain Machines3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7170Biomaterials Interfaces of Implantable Devices3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7370Orthopaedic Biomechanics3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7420Introduction to Biomedical Imaging3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7480Physics and Chemistry of Materials3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7770Biomedical Optics3 Credits
  • MANGMT 8200Commercialization of Life Science Innovations3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 8004Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research and Clinical Trials3 Credits
  • BIOL_EN 7470 Biomolecular Engineering and Nanobiotechnology3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $686.00
  • Fees: $228.03
  • Total: $914.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2058.00
  • Fees: $684.09
  • Total: $2742.09
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $686.00
  • Fees: $228.03
  • Total: $914.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2058.00
  • Fees: $684.09
  • Total: $2742.09
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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