George Mason University
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George Mason University

Bioengineering, MS

  • Kim Blackwell
  • Krasnow Building, 164
    4400 University Drive, MS 2A1
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 703-993-4381

Program Overview

Bioengineers are at the forefront of biomedical research and develop many of today’s most important medical breakthroughs such as internal and external prosthetics, multiple imaging modalities, new computationally-based diagnostics, and therapeutics using micro- and nano-technologies. Bioengineers are needed to lead in more specialized roles, especially designing, developing and operationalizing of medical technologies and devices.

As a master's student in our program you will:

  • Prepare for research and professional practice in bioengineering and related fields.
  • Learn the fundamentals and apply them to advanced work in engineering techniques to solve problems in biology and medicine.
  • Study with nationally recognized experts in the areas of Biomedical Imaging and Devices, Computational Biomedicine, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, and Neurotechnology and Computational Neuroscience.
  • Prepare for a career in higher education, industry, or government.
  • Discover entrepreneurial considerations that determine whether a diagnostic or therapeutic approach is a practical investment and beneficial to patients and society.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


The MS program in bioengineering is a key element in our educational strategy since it provides depth and breadth to our formal education in bioengineering disciplines and an opportunity to gain practical experience in industry or a research project in academia. Students from our new MS program will be ready for direct employment in industry or to continue in advanced degree programs such as a PhD or MD.