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Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate Programs in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

The Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program offers a graduate certificate in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. With the approval of the degree granting department, graduate certificate course credit may be applied to master's and doctoral degree programs.

The Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Graduate Certificate is a multidisciplinary certificate program, spanning courses in the Francis College of Engineering, the Kennedy College of Sciences, and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. The graduate certificate is comprised of a coordinated program of courses jointly offered by the participating departments. This certificate is a 12-credit program comprised of two required three-credit courses and two elective three-credit courses.

The BMEBT Graduate Certificate is intended for students who have successfully graduated with a baccalaureate degree and possibly interested in pursuing a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, BMEBT, but do not wish to commit to the master's degree at this time or who are simply interested in earning credentials beyond those from their undergraduate degree in the area of BMEBT.

Application Process

Individuals must apply and complete an application form in accordance with the university's Graduate Admissions website. Applicants must submit an official undergraduate transcript indicating that a baccalaureate degree was awarded. GRE scores are not required for the certificate program. All applications will be reviewed by the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program Director. A decision will be made in writing to the applicant.

Requirements to Complete the Graduate Certificate

To complete the certificate program, students must successfully complete 12-credits of coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or greater, and with no more than three credits with a grade of less than B. For students who wish to continue onto the master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, all four of the certificate courses can be used towards satisfying the course requirements of the master's degree program; students must meet all University requirements for earning the master's degree. In addition, a waiver of the GRE requirement for the master's degree will be provided to those students who achieve a GPA of 3.500 or greater.

BMEBT Certificate Curriculum:

Required Courses:

Elective Courses: (Choose two of the 3-credit courses)

For more information, contact:
Susan Pryputniewicz, MS
Phone: 978-934-2484

Other departments affiliated with the program also offer graduate certificates relevant to the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program. Such certificates include the following: