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Recognizing the immense promise of Bioengineering and the unique position of MU for a strong Bioengineering program, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the College of Engineering (CoE) joined forces to form the Department of Bioengineering. The program unites existing faculty and infrastructure from both colleges. CoE contributes biomedical engineering capabilities while CAFNR brings strengths in bioprocess and bioenvironmental engineering. Bioengineering confers both masters and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School and the specific requirements for the masters degree and the doctoral degree of the Department of Bioengineering.

Degrees Offered

Biological Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2 in the last 60 hours
  • BS from an accredited University or equivalent experience

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the Graduate Studies online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Biological Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • BS and MS from an accredited University or equivalent experience. In rare instances, an exceptional student will be allowed to study for the PhD without first completing an MS degree.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the Graduate Studies online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate Studies online application.