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Full time & Part time See Course MSc Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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Offered through the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems; and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices in order to improve human health.

The program is strongly interdisciplinary, as students choose from a large array of areas of study across the university, such as biology, public health and regulatory affairs. Course topics may also include: cancer therapy, cardiac electrophysiology, biosensors, microfluidics, medical imaging and image analysis, optogenetics, robotics and ultrasound applications in medicine.

With the university's central location in Washington, DC,

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Entry Requirements

Preferred bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. Admission may still be offered with a condition of taking deficiency courses during first semester.

Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) achieved at the time of bachelor's degree conferral.


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Whether you are looking to advance in your career or build on your research experience, a master's degree from the George Washington University offers the opportunity to take your knowledge to the next level.

Through a combination of courses, labs and workshops, master's students at the School of Engineering & Applied Science can expect to take 2-3 years for completion, full-time or part-time. Additionally, students may choose to complete the program with a thesis or take additional courses as a replacement.

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GW SEAS offers the Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in 13 fields of study:

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Funding Your Graduate Education

The School of Engineering & Applied Science offers funding opportunities for Master's, domestic and international students. All applicants applying to masters degree programs are reviewed for merit-based scholarships. In addition, we have provided additional resources for funding opportunities available at other organizations which can be applied toward your studies at GW. 

You can find more information here: graduate.seas.gwu.edu/funding

Today, GW SEAS is ideally situated to take full advantage of today's advances in engineering. Located in the heart of one of the largest and most comprehensive technology centers in the US, we harness our strong connections to influential institutions to deliver a unique combination of research, learning and leadership experiences for our students.

Recognizing the range of opportunities available here, our outstanding faculty members join GW from some of the nation's other top engineering schools. At SEAS, they foster a tightly knit community where faculty and students develop innovative technologies that help address many of the big challenges of our day.

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