A Master of Science (M.S.) provides students with a combination of coursework and research training. It is good for skill building and establishing technical leadership. Although most students feel they are required to receive an M.S. before applying to a Ph.D., this is not the case. In fact, students with an end goal of receiving a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply directly to the Ph.D. program at Texas A&M University.
Requirements for the Master of Science
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a M.S. degree in which students complete a minimum of 32 hours on their degree plans, of which 24 hours is formal coursework. As part of this research-based degree, students are required to write and defend their final thesis and have a committee of at least three graduate level faculty, one of whom will be the primary adviser. Students admitted into this program must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or an equivalent field. (Leveling courses may be required.) The complete degree plan and requirements can be found in the below PDF.