Medical Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Medical Engineering is an interdisciplinary graduate-level training program for engineers and quantitative scientists interested in creating new medical devices or processes to improve healthcare. We will begin accepting applications for our inaugural class in September 2018. This two-year program is focused on the interface between the traditional disciplines of medicine and engineering where exciting advances in medical devices technology and innovative procedures are occurring. MedE students will have opportunities to interact with engineers, clinicians, surgeons, residents, nurses, medical technologists, and business and regulatory experts. During the first year, you will select a specialty track that best matches your career goals: Biomechanics and Biomaterials; Biological Signal Processing, and Instrumentation; or Healthcare Systems Engineering. As the capstone to the program, all students will complete either a thesis or a medical engineering design project. This final capstone will immerse you in a clinical setting giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned to improve healthcare.

At WMed, you will have personal attention, access to highly accomplished faculty, flexibility to explore your interests, and the support you need to achieve and grow. The integration of classroom and clinical exposure will prepare you for a career in engineering and healthcare.

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Applying to WMed

In order to be eligible for admission, you should have earned or plan to earn a bachelor’s or advanced degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, material science, medicine (e.g. MD, DO, PA, DNP, DVM) or comparable degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Other requirements include:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher. The committee will weigh most heavily on the most recent 60 credits.
  • Hold either U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

The application includes the following:

  • Personal statement describing your professional goals in pursuing a degree in medical engineering and research interests (no more than 1500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $100 application fee
  • GRE or MCAT scores (optional)

Selection Timeline

The application deadline and selection timeline will be available in fall 2017.

Matriculation Requirements

  • Confirmation of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Official transcripts from each institution you have attended.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Evidence of health insurance.
  • WMed health forms and required immunizations.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances testing. For specific information, see the Graduate Student Handbook.