Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 16-267
Cambridge MA, 02139


Biological Engineering

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Application Opens:
September 15

December 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Fall Term (September)
Summer Term (June) for LGO students

Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (MEng)*
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
*Admission to the MEng degree is available to MIT undergraduates only.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Waivers for TOEFL exam may be available.

  • Biological Imaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Computational Modeling
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Energy
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Microbial Systems
  • Nanoscale Engineering
  • Neurobiological Systems
  • Omics
  • Pharmacology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Transport Phenomena

Doctoral program:
All MIT Biological Engineering Ph.D. students are fully funded for tuition, health insurance, and a stipend that covers living costs. Students who receive external fellowships may have an augmented stipend.

Master’s program:
It is anticipated that a MEng student will complete the Program in approximately one summer term and two academic terms; one full calendar year beyond what would normally be required for the SB degree. The additional 12 months of tuition required by the Program is paid by the student. Although there is no promise of support, students are encouraged to seek funding through a traditional Research Assistantship or Teaching Assistantship. Please see the BE website for more information.


  • Online application
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency exam scores

LGO applicants only:

  • Supplemental questions

The Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering is available to MIT undergraduates only.

Applicants are required to complete the Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for Graduate Study form. Please complete the section for courses most relevant to this graduate program and the additional courses section. Group courses by subject area, and complete each column.

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