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Future Students

Future Students

Bioengineering students from around the world work with award-winning faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, acquiring the knowledge and skills they'll need to create viable solutions to today's most pressing problems.  We are glad you are considering the Department of Bioengineering at UT Arlington.

Future Undergraduate Students

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree with a concentration in either biomaterials and tissue engineering or medical imaging.  The goal of the program is to prepare students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions and government regulatory agencies.

Undergraduate Admissions  |  Transfer Applicants

Future Graduate Students

The graduate program includes coursework and research in medical imaging, biosensors, physiological control systems, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, rehabilitation, orthopedics, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, cell and molecular engineering and neurosciences. Specifically, during the first year of their studies, students in the master's and doctoral programs must select one of the concentration tracks in Bioengineering:

  1. Bioinstrumentation
  2. Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Medical Imaging

Interested in the graduate program?  Consider our pre-application or officially apply now! Or email your questions to the department.

Learn about scholarships and fellowships offered only to graduate students in bioengineering.  See the Graduate Student Guide for information on assistantships at UT Southwestern.

Are you a new graduate student? Don't forget about Graduate Student Orientation.

Degrees Offered

B.S. BME

The Department of Bioengineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree with two concentrations for the undergraduate program:

  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Imaging

The program prepares students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions and government regulatory agencies. Graduates may also continue their education in the medical and dental field or graduate studies in bioengineering.

All degree options provide a strong foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering science; technical competence in multiple areas of bioengineering practice; and an understanding of the importance of ethics, safety, professionalism and socioeconomic concerns in resolving technical problems through synthesis, planning, and design. Elements of design are introduced at the freshman level. This is followed by an analysis and design component in professional program courses, culminating in a comprehensive design experience.

M.S. BME

The master's program is based upon graduate level work in Bioengineering, life sciences and related physical sciences.

Ph.D. Program

The doctoral program is based upon graduate level work in Bioengineering, and extensive graduate training in the life sciences and related physical sciences. The program is aimed at the development of professional biomedical engineers capable of independent research.

Combined Degree Plan: B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

This five-year curriculum prepares students for careers in the fast growing biotechnology and Bioengineering industries. The curriculum also prepares students for medical school and advanced study. Students are required to take courses from engineering, life sciences and liberal arts, culminating in a five-year Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering, including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. The curriculum is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

Fast Track Programs for a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The Fast Track program enables outstanding undergraduate Physics or Biochemistry students to receive dual undergraduate and graduate course credit leading to receiving both a Bachelor of Science Degree in either Physics or Biochemistry and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. See the departmental advisors for additional information on these programs.

Scholarships and Funding Your Education

The UT Arlington Scholarship Office offers several general academic scholarships (awards from $2,000 - $8,000) for entering freshman and transfer students. Learn more.

Engineering majors are also eligible for the Engineering Excellence Scholarship.  Entering freshman students who are awarded the President's Charter Scholarship are automatically considered for this $2,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are available from the Department of Bioengineering for graduate students.  Learn more about department scholarships / fellowships / awards.

In addition to department scholarships / fellowships, graduate students have other options to help finance their education and undergraduates can view opportunities through the College of Engineering.