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Chair

Fisher, John P., Full Member

Associate Chair

Aranda-Espinoza, Jose Helim, Full Member

White, Ian, Full Member

Distinguished University Professor

Bentley, William E., Full Member

Professor

Fisher, John P., Full Member

Kofinas, Peter, Full Member

Payne, Gregory F., Full Member

Tao, Yang, Full Member

Associate Professor

Aranda-Espinoza, Jose Helim, Full Member

Chen, Yu, Full Member

Eisenstein, Edward, Full Member

Herold, Keith E., Full Member

Hsieh, Adam H., Full Member

Montas, Hubert J., Full Member

Muro, Sylvia, Full Member

White, Ian, Full Member

Assistant Professor

Jay, Steven M., Full Member

Jewell, Christopher M., Full Member

Matysiak, Silvina, Full Member

Affiliate Professor

Al-Sheikhly, Mohamad I., Full Member

Colombini, Marco, Full Member

Culver, James N., Full Member

DeVoe, Donald Lad, Full Member

Flatau, Alison, Full Member

Ghodssi, Reza, Full Member

Kjellerup, Birthe, Full Member

Affiliate Associate Professor

Kahn, Jason D., Full Member

Kanold, Patrick, Full Member

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Dwyer, Daniel,

Karlsson, Amy, Full Member

Sochol, Ryan,

Professor Emeritus

Johnson, Arthur T., Full Member

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Bioengineering (BIOE)   

Program Title and Classification

Bioengineering

Graduate Degree Program

College: Engineering

Abstract

Welcome to the Graduate Program in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland. Our program represents the strong intellectual interdisciplinary infrastructure and collaborative culture that links engineering, biology, and medicine at our university.

Our program provides a basic understanding of bioengineering at the molecular and cellular level, focusing on:

  • biomolecular and cellular rate processes
  • biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • cellular and tissue biomechanics
  • electrophysiology of the cell
  • cellular and physiological transport phenomena
  • biomedical imaging
  • biosensors
  • medical diagnostics systems
  • bio-devices
  • vaccines

With strong, funded research programs and innovative partnerships with the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Fischell Department of Bioengineering is an exciting place for graduate study.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Publications/Presentations

Admission to the Graduate Program in Bioengineering requires a bachelor of science degree in an engineering discipline from a recognized undergraduate institution. Admission also may be granted to students with a degree in another scientific discipline, such as biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics. In some cases, students may be required to take undergraduate courses to rectify deficiencies in their background before they will be given permission to enroll in the required core graduate courses. Because of the structure of the first year curriculum, students seldom are admitted to begin the Ph.D. program in the spring semester. In addition, students are rarely admitted that only wish to pursue a master’s degree. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for fall admission to the Ph.D. program.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
17 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
17 Jan


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.bioe.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Thesis only: 30 credits

BIOE 601: Biomolecular and Cellular Rate Processes (3 credits)

BIOE 604: Cellular and Physiological Transport Phenomena (3 credits)

BIOE 612: Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering Designs (3 credits)

BIOE 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)

 

The terminal M.S. degree is intended for students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of bioengineering through research, beyond what is available at the B.S. level. Therefore, the M.S. program involves both coursework and a well-defined research project culminating in a M.S. thesis. The M.S. program may be suitable for top UMD undergraduates engaged in research via an individualized, combined B.S. / M.S. program. A combined M.D. / M.S. program is also available. It should be noted, however, that due to limited resources, the department does not actively recruit students to its M.S. program. Students interested in the M.S. program should contact the Bioengineering Graduate Office prior to submitting an application.

 

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science (dual degree) (M.D. and M.S.)

The Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science (M.D. / M.S.) Program is a dual degree program offered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Students applying to the M.D./M.S. Program must first apply to and be admitted to the M.D. program at the School of Medicine, and should indicate their interest in the dual-degree program when applying to the Medical School. The program is organized in the following fashion: 2 years M.D. studies + 1 year M.S. studies + 2 years M.D. studies. The objective of this program is to broaden the educational and research scope of medical doctors in bioengineering. The program should be attractive to those interested in areas including clinical research, biomaterials, biomedical imaging, medical device innovation, medical device development, and drug development. Graduates of the combined program will receive a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as a Master of Science degree from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Core Requirements

1. Doctoral students must also meet the course requirements for the M.S. degree.

2. Additional course requirements include:

      BIOE 608: Bioengineering Seminar Series (3 credits)

      BIOE 605: Bioengineering Graduate Studies I (1 credit)

      BIOE 606: Bioengineering Graduate Studies II (1 credit)

      BIOE 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research (18 credits)

 

The educational approach of the Ph.D. program is to combine the principles and applications embedded in engineering with the sciences of biology, medicine, and health. The motivation for many of the research projects stems from the belief that developments at the interface of biology and engineering will advance the efficacy of health care by developing new paradigms for the diagnosis of disease, and the development and delivery of new therapeutics. Our bioengineering students will gain the knowledge base and skill sets to quantitatively measure, and rationally manipulate cells, tissues, and integrated systems. Bioengineers must bring problem solving skills and design methodologies to the study of biology in an effort to translate the biological sciences into medical practice in an analogous manner to the transformation of chemistry into industrial practice that occurred in the 20th century.

 

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (dual degree) (M.D. and Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Medicine / Doctor of Philosophy (M.D. / Ph.D.) Program is a dual degree program offered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  Students applying to the M.D./ Ph.D. Program must first apply to and be admitted to the M.D. program at the School of Medicine, and should indicate their interest in the dual-degree program when applying to the Medical School.  The program is organized in the following fashion: 2 years M.D. studies + 4 years Ph.D. studies + 2 years M.D. studies. The objective of this program is to develop clinicians who are deeply involved in biomedical research. Graduates of the program are typically interested in pursuing both clinical work and bioengineering research in their future careers. Graduates of the combined program will receive a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

 

Facilities and Special Resources

The Department has access to well-equipped bioengineering research laboratories and associated departmental facilities of its faculty. In addition, there are core facilities available for bioengineering research. Animal facilities are available if necessary.

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available on a competitive basis to PhD students. No separate financial support application is required. Students will automatically be considered for eligible forms of support.

Contact Statement

Please see the program’s web site for program description, admission requirements, and financial aid information.

Website

http://www.bioe.umd.edu

Contacts

Graduate Program in Bioengineering

2330 Jeong H. Kim Engineering BuildingUniversity of Maryland

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-8268

Fax: (301) 405-9953

bioe-grad@umd.edu

 

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BIOE

Keywords

biomaterials, bioMEMS, biomechanics, biomolecular engineering, cardiovascular mechanics, cellular and metabolic engineering, drug delivery, imaging, nanobiotechnology, neuroengineering, systems biology, tissue engineering, bioengineer, biomedical engineering, biological engineering

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