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. Visit our ApplyYourself page to create a login and account to begin the application process. You will receive a PIN and Password so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions before submission and check the status of your application at any time. Your confidential information is transmitted through a secure server.
When To Apply
Applications must be submitted by May 15 for Fall admission in the same year. Please note that the bioengineering department only matriculates students to the master's program in the Fall.
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 codes for the GRE are:
- University of Pennsylvania institution code: #2926
- Bioengineering department code: #1603
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:
- SEAS institution code: #2926
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. Learn more...