BS/MS

Fifth-Year Combined BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering (with Thesis)

Criteria for Admission

    Guidelines:
  • Open only to Purdue BME undergraduate students;
  • Acceptance into the program is conditional upon admission to the Purdue Graduate School;
  • No particular grade point average automatically entitles a student to admission;
  • Student must be completing their undergraduate degree by the spring of their fourth year and have 12 graduate coursework hours left to complete in their fifth year;
  • Student must be on pace to have conducted at least 7 credit hours of undergraduate research (BME 296, BME 498, or equivalent) with chosen advisor prior to the end of their senior (fourth) year.
    Admission recommendations:
  • 3.6 grade point average or higher in undergraduate studies;
  • GRE is waived for admission to program, but highly recommended to be taken during the student’s fourth or fifth year.

Important Dates

Current Weldon undergraduates will apply to the BME Graduate Program by May 1 of their junior year to determine if admissions qualifications are met.

Students will be notified by the BME Graduate Office by June if the key criteria have been met. If so, the student will be instructed to submit the Purdue University Graduate School application on or before August 1 of their senior year.

Application Requirements

Current Weldon undergraduates will apply to the BME Graduate Program by May 1 of their junior year to determine if admissions qualifications are met. Due in one application package are:

  • One letter of recommendation from faculty advisor with whom student will continue for MS degree. The letter must include the advisor's agreement to provide financial support of the student for the duration of the MS degree. Letter of recommendation form and instructions will be provided by the BME Graduate Office;
  • CV or resume;
  • Statement of Purpose;
  • Official Purdue University transcript;
  • Plan of Study (POS) outlining the fourth and fifth year, approved by the chosen faculty advisor.

Students will be notified by the BME Graduate Office by June if the key criteria have been met. If so, the student will be instructed to submit the Purdue University Graduate School application on or before August 1 of their senior year.

    Application requirements:
  • Online application - choose Biomedical Engineering as ‘Major’;
  • $60 application fee paid online via credit card.
  • Official Purdue University transcript showing course work completed to date as well as course work currently in progress.

For the Purdue online application, the CV or resume and statement of purpose submitted previously must be uploaded into the application. Letters of recommendation are not required, but the online application system will require applicants to enter the names of three recommenders. Mark them as off-line so they aren’t notified to submit a recommendation.

BS/MS students will have dual status as undergraduate and graduate students and therefore will be eligible for undergraduate financial aid until they have completed all of the BS degree requirements.