Masters Programs

Masters Programs

Master of Science Degree - Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Thirty credits are required for the M.S. degree. The Study Plan for the M.S. must include the core courses. Although a thesis is not required, except for students on graduate appointments, students are encouraged to undertake a thesis (Ch 900) for at least five credits, or a Special Research Problem (Ch 800) for 3 credits. The total number of credits earned in pursuing both thesis and special research problem must not exceed 10 credits and is included in the 30 credits required for the degree. The thesis must be written and must conform to the standards of the Stevens Library. An oral defense is not required, but the thesis must be presented in a departmental seminar. A written report is required for the Special Research Problem. All fellows and teaching or research assistants are expected to complete a thesis. For more details about our graduate program requirements, see our Graduate Student Handbook.

Master of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Program Outline
To earn a Master’s in the BME program, a student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Specifically, the student will complete the required courses in BME, a research or special project, and a guided selection of technical electives.

Common Requirement for Students with BME and Non BME Background:

  1. Required Courses (6 credits): Strategies and Principles in Design(3), Advanced Biomedical Engineering Lab(3)
  2. Research or Special Project + Elective(9 Credits), Thesis(9) or Design Project(6) + Biomedical Engineering Elective(3)Additional Requirements
  3. Pre-requisite or Ramp-up courses(6 credits), Bioethics(3-non-graduate credit), Physiology(3-elective credit)
  4. Guided selection of technical electives(15 credits) On Campus

All courses in the Master’s degree and the Graduate Certificate Program in BME are regular graduate courses, are offered on campus.

Master’s Requirements
Minimum: 30 credits, 3.0GPA
Core: 15 credits
Electives: 15 credits

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at


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