The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science (MS) through the Graduate Division of the School of Science and Engineering. A conventional non-thesis MS is available to students with bachelor’s degrees outside of Tulane BME. The thesis MS is typically available only by special arrangement.
The following curriculum is generally taken as an undergraduate prior to matriculation to Tulane’s BME graduate program (course numbers are equivalent Tulane courses satisfying each requirement).
Prior to commencing coursework at Tulane, an entering graduate student who is deficient in this preparation will prepare a proposed curriculum in conjunction with the Director of Graduate Studies.
Master’s degree students must complete at least 30 hours of coursework, for which they receive a grade, in order to receive the master’s degree. If the student fulfills that requirement entirely with coursework, no further action is needed. The student may still complete a thesis at their discretion and following the guidelines of their department or program. Departments may still require a thesis to complete the master’s degree, even if the student has 30 hours, provided the requirement is documented in the university course catalog.
If a student intends to take only 24 hours of coursework and complete a thesis to fulfill the requirements of their degree, the thesis must be graded. The student must enroll in 6 hours of graded thesis credit. The student may be graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory scale.
(numbers in parentheses are Tulane courses satisfying each requirement)
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6030/6035)
3 credits + 1 lab credit
Quantitative Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6070/6075)
3 credits + 1 lab credit
Advanced Mathematics *
*Introductory Biostatistics (BIOS 6030) will not count towards the Advanced Mathematics requirement
Biomedical Engineering Domain Credits (click here)
(Maximum of 1 3xxx course)
9 credits (thesis option 3 credits)
Research Seminar (BMEN 6710 – register every fall)
1 credit (Maximum allowed)
Remaining credits may be satisfied by BMEN 7310-7320 Research in BME (graded), Directed Readings, or didactic courses
30 credits required for graduation (Thesis: 24 credits)
Some masters students may be eligible for various 3rd party scholarships or fellowships; students are encouraged to seek out and apply for these opportunities.