Applying to the Bioengineering MSE Program

If you want to pursue an advanced Bioengineering degree, the MSE program will prepare you for careers in industry, research and development, government and academia.  Some students also apply to medical school. The program requires 10 course units, and students may choose a thesis or non-thesis path to the degree.

How to Apply

All applications for the MSE program must be completed online. For instructions on applying to the program please visit the official SEAS Graduate Studies admissions web page.

When To Apply

The deadline to apply is February 1st. Please note that the Bioengineering department only matriculates students to the master’s program in the Fall.

For more information please visit the official SEAS Graduate Studies admission web page.

Prerequisite Requirements

Academic prerequisite requirements for the degree are an undergraduate degree in an engineering subject or an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a physical science, natural science or math major.

Standardized Test Requirements

The GRE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for admission to both the master’s and PhD graduate programs in bioengineering. Reporting code for the GRE:

  • University of Pennsylvania institution code: #2888

The TOEFL: If your native language is not English, you must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a score above 600 unless you have spent three years attending a college or university in the United States of America. The reporting code for the TOEFL is: 2888

You will find additional information on these tests from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Test score reporting should be completed only through ETS, as only official scores received from ETS will be considered.

Submatriculation for Current BE Undergraduates

To apply for submatriculation, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and must submit the master’s Course Planning Guide (CPG) form and an informal transcript to the Bioengineering Graduate Group Chair preferably at the end of the sophomore year, but by no later than June 1 of the junior year.