General Information


Incoming Students should complete the Prerequisite Checklist and Course Plan.  Use the degree checklist as a guide to make sure the Course Plan satisfies the degree requirements.  Student should send the completed forms (2) to their Graduate Advisor with any questions they may have within the first 2 weeks of the quarter.  The advisor will review and provide feedback and guidance.  Once an acceptable plan is established, then this plan should be approved by the advisor and filed with the Graduate Coordinator.  Consider the Course Plan as a working document that may be updated quarterly. It provides a general plan that will ensure course requirements will be met. If the plan is modified, then simply meet with your advisor to have the changes approved.

Prerequisite Checklist

Course Plan

Checklists for Degree requirements:

Students are required to complete an annual Student Progress Assessment.  Please complete and submit the degree checklist (above) prior to meeting with your Graduate Advisor for the annual assessment. Students should begin the SPA questionnaire and schedule meetings with their Major Professor, Dissertation/Thesis committee (as applicable), and Graduate Advisor during Spring Quarter.  The SPA must be fully complete and acknowledged by June 30th.

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Biomedical Engineering Course Information
Courses listed by Research Area


M.S. Plan I Degree Requirements
M.S. Plan II Degree Requirements
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Filing Requirements for Thesis and Dissertation
See POLICIES section below for links to full Degree Requirement documents.


Application for Designated Emphasis
Designated Emphasis in Biophotonics and Bioimaging
Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology
Designated Emphasis in Neuroengineering
Designated Emphasis in Nuclear Science
Designated Emphasis in Translational Research
Graduate Studies Information on Designated Emphasis



Graduate Studies Forms


BMEGG 2021 Degree Requirements
BMEGG 2018 Degree Requirements
BMEGG 2013 Degree Requirements
BMEGG 2011 Degree Requirements
BMEGG Mentoring Guidelines
BMEGG Qualifying Exam
BMEGG Teaching Experience Requirement
Filing Requirements for Thesis and Dissertation
Graduate Council Policies and Guidelines
Graduate Student Guide


Biomedical Engineering Student Association
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Association
Office of Graduate Studies
Services for International Students and Scholars
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)