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M.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

The M.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering prepares students who wish to either pursue doctoral work in clinical, chemical, or biomedical engineering or to obtain an advanced technical positions in industry or in a clinical setting. The departmental faculty members have active research projects in the areas of biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, clinical engineering, computational thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering, catalysis, electrochemistry, environmental engineering, paper physics and chemistry, solar cells, biomolecular engineering, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. This master's program offers a research-based thesis option, and a course intensive, non-thesis option. We also offer a combined bachelor + master program. You can finish both degrees in as fast as 5 years!

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Educational Outcomes

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles to engineering, science and mathematics;
  2. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  3. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions;
  4. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  5. Through either a thesis or research project or industrial practicum, demonstrate the ability to define a problem, perform background research, identify a project or research methodology to address the problem, and contribute towards solutions or further understanding of the problem.

M.S. Program Information

Application Requirements

  • Complete Online Application
  • Official transcripts sent directly to Miami Graduate School
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (demonstrated proficiency in English or all non-US students)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Resume

Completion Requirements

Current course requirements can be found in Miami's General Bulletin.

The Master's Degree must be completed within five calendar years, unless an extension of the time is granted through petition to the Graduate School. The normal time period for completion of the degree is two calendar years.

For information please see the Graduate School Inquiry page, and you may contact the Program Director of our Chemical Engineering graduate program at

Combined B.S./M.S. Program Information

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to apply for the combined bachelors/masters degree program during the first semester of their junior year (or 64-80 hours earned) and can begin taking graduate courses during the second semester of the junior year (or after 80 hours earned). They also must have completed half of the departmental hours required for the major.

Provisional Admission: Students may be admitted on a provisional basis to a specific combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they are admitted for undergraduate admission.

Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater, students may apply for admission to the combined program. Regular time-limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program.

Student Classification and Graduation

Students in a combined program will remain undergraduates until they apply for graduation or submit a request to the Graduate School to have their classification changed from undergraduate to graduate. Students must have completed a minimum of 128 hours to be classified as a graduate student. Students may receive their bachelor's degree prior to completing their master's degree. Upon receiving the bachelor's degree, students will automatically be classified as graduate students. Students receiving the bachelor's degree prior to completing the master's degree can count up to nine hours of graduate course work toward their bachelor's degree. Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master's degree, as indicated above.

Students may withdraw from the combined program by completing a withdrawal form at the Graduate School. The student must note on the withdrawal form that he/she is withdrawing only from the combined program and wishes to retain their status in the undergraduate program. The student must also notify their department of their decision to withdraw from the combined program.

Application Procedure

To apply to a combined bachelors/masters program, go to Miami's Graduate School Homepage to complete the Graduate School online application and pay the application fee. Be sure to check “combined program.” Students having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 are not required to take GRE. Admitted international students meeting the University’s TOEFL requirement do not need to re-take this test for admission to the combined program.

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Career Outlook

The vast majority of our students either receive admission to another graduate school for doctoral study or job offers from industry before they graduate.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Different types of financial aid are available on a competitive basis; these include a research assistantship, a teaching assistantship, a full tuition waiver, and a partial tuition waiver.  If you are interested in applying for a graduate award in the form of an assistantship, indicate those for which you would like to be considered when completing the application.

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Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Building 64
650 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056