Online Master's in Biomedical Engineering Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Decisions for admission into the graduate program are based upon an applicant's holistic experiences, which can include prior academic performance, industry experience, research experience etc., as well as the strength of your recommendation letters and statements of purpose.

Criteria for Admissions

  • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree in an appropriate area (Engineering, Life Science, or Technology)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0).
  • A strong foundation in Mathematics is required for success in an engineering curriculum. If your bachelor’s degree is a non-ABET accredited engineering degree (or international equivalent), we require that you have taken Calculus I and Calculus II (MA 16500 and MA 16600 at Purdue) and highly encourage a Differential Equations and/or Linear Algebra course (MA26600 and/or MA 26500 at Purdue) at the undergraduate level.

Application Deadlines


August 1


December 12


May 1

How to Apply

Apply at the Application Management page using the campus and program information below. You can return to finish an incomplete application or check the status of a submitted application using the same page.

  • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette
  • Proposed Graduate Major: Proposed Graduate Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Area of Interest: Area of Interest: Online Biomedical Device Development
  • Degree Objective: Degree Objective: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
  • Course Delivery: Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location)

Required Application Materials

2 Statements of Purpose

3 Recommenders

  • Your references should be persons who can assess your academic potential such as faculty members, academic staff, supervisors, industry leaders, employers, or advisors.
  • Contact information for each recommender should be submitted within the online application. Recommenders will be contacted with instructions on how to upload their recommendation materials to the application portal.
  • Review the Graduate School's Recommendation Letters page for more information.

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits. An official transcript must be sent directly from your previous institution to Purdue using one of the submission methods below.
    • Those with international transcripts should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation, if applicable.
    • During the application process you may upload unofficial transcripts (also referred to as personal copies of your official transcripts). You are still required to request additional official transcripts directly from your previous institution(s) by the end of your second semester to avoid registration holds. Academic progress reports and unofficial transcripts from student accounts are not acceptable for upload.
    • Review the Graduate School's Transcript page for more information.

To submit official transcripts:


    • Mail official, unopened transcripts directly from your previous institution to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Purdue University Graduate School
Purdue University Graduate School
West Lafayette, IN 47907


  • 1 – 2 pages in length

Math Prerequisites, if applicable

  • Required for some applicants; see Criteria for Admissions section above for more information.

Application Fee

  • Nonrefundable $60 fee for domestic applicants and $75 fee for international applicants
  • Review the Graduate School's Application Fee page for more information

For additional details about application materials, please visit the How to Apply Graduate School webpage.