Fast Track in Engineering

If you plan to pursue graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering, the Fast Track program can help you get ahead. This program speeds the process if you're committed to earning a master's degree from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. With Fast Track, you can begin graduate studies at the end of your junior year and may complete both the Bachelor of Science and either a Master of Science or Master of Engineering within five years.

How Fast Track Works

The Biomedical Engineering department has streamlined its program for Fast Track participants by substituting specific graduate courses for selected undergraduate course offerings. Students take these 600-level courses during their senior year, earning graduate credit while fulfilling undergraduate requirements through "credit-by-exam."

The Department allows students to take up to nine hours of graduate coursework and simultaneously fulfill their undergraduate requirements. To balance the academic load, it is recommended that students take one graduate-level course each semester during the last full year as a BS student.

Advantages

  • Participate earlier in graduate studies
  • Identify research opportunities in your chosen discipline sooner
  • Reduce the total credit hours for BS and MS degrees by up to one semester

Requirements

  • Current upper level undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering
  • Commitment to graduate studies at Texas A&M University
  • Completion of at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Recommended GPA of 3.5 (students with lower GPAs should have extensive research experience)

How to Apply

To apply for the Fast Track in Biomedical Engineering, please email the completed Fast Track Application (below) and a resume to the Graduate Advisor at bmen@tamu.edu.  The following qualities will be evaluated for each applicant and are listed in order of importance:

  • Major GPA
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Experience in industry, research or other field applications
  • Professional service
  • Conference participation, presentations, & publications

Once these documents have been submitted, your application and resume will be reviewed and you will be notified with a decision.  You can make an appointment to discuss the program with the Graduate Advisor by calling 979-845-5532. If admitted, you will then discuss your plans for a graduate degree as well as potential faculty mentors.  

The deadlines to apply for the Fast Track program are listed below.  Grades for the semester in progress will be used during the review.

  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - December 1