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Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
Department of Bioengineering (MC 063)
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7052

Campus Location: 218 SEO
Program Codes: 20FS0408MS (MS); 20FS0408PHD (PhD)
Telephone: (312) 996–2335
Web Site:
Head of the Department: Thomas Royston
Director of Graduate Studies: David Eddington

The Department of Bioengineering offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Bioengineering, and participates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (see Medical Scientist Training Program in the College of Medicine section of the catalog for more information). The Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience is also available to doctoral students. The areas of study are Cell and Tissue Engineering, Neural Engineering, Bioinformatics and Genomics, and Nanobiomolecular Engineering. The Bioinfomatics programs have been approved by the State of Illinois, and interested students may obtain MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics. Biocompatibility, immunotolerance, drug discovery and delivery, molecular targeting and transport, biotransduction, imaging and inducible bioactivity, computational genomics, structural bioinformatics, and proteomonics are collaborative disciplines found in the areas of study. The Bioengineering Bioinformatics Lab (BBI), established by the University within its Medical Center, coordinates and implements clinically based bioengineering activities. The departmental programs are directed toward applying advanced methods of interfacial molecular bioengineering to clinical problems of diagnosis and treatment. The curriculum provides students with an introduction to molecular modeling, targeting, transport, detection, and nanofabrication complemented by collaborative molecular bioengineering research with biologists, chemists, and clinicians. In addition, curricula in the traditional bioengineering areas of signal and image processing, biocontrol, biomaterials, medical visualization, biomechanics, pattern recognition, and rehabilitation engineering are available.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience

Doctoral students may pursue the Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience. Refer to Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience in the Graduate College section for more information.