Bioengineering Research Center

Bioengineering Graduate Program

The graduate program in bioengineering operates under the umbrella of the BERC. The Bioengineering Graduate Program prepares students to become leading researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. The program provides knowledge breadth in engineering and the biological sciences and knowledge depth in the student’s area of research interest. The program offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in bioengineering and the M.D./Ph.D. combined degree in conjunction with the KU School of Medicine. An accelerated Master's program was approved for 2015 that allows KU engineering undergraduates to obtain a B.S. and M.S. in only 5 years. Students have access to innovative research and educational facilities on KU’s Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. The student selects from 6 tracks:

  1. BioimagingDr. Kieweg conducts research in non-Newtonian fluid mechanics with applications in biomechanics, primarily to improve the drug delivery of anti-HIV microbicides.
  2. Bioinformatics
  3. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  4. Biomechanics and Neural Engineering
  5. Biomedical Product Design and Development
  6. Biomolecular Engineering

Financial Aid

Once admitted, students become eligible for financial aid. Graduate students in the bioengineering graduate program are most often supported through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships (e.g., the Madison and Lila Self Fellowship). Research assistantships are arranged by the student and faculty advisor with assistance from the Bioengineering Academic Director if needed. Teaching assistantships are arranged by the Bioengineering Academic Director. Highly qualified applicants are considered for additional support and fellowships. For more information about external and other KU funding options, please visit Prospective Graduate Scholarships.


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