Take your STEM degree further

Women in engineering

Elizabeth Loboa, the first female dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, is a trailblazer. Her path wasn’t always clear, but she stayed with it — and she encourages students to do the same. Especially in this time of high growth and change in the engineering industry, Loboa touts Mizzou’s online engineering programs as a means for students to further their careers.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Engineering | Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 36
  • Estimated program cost: $32,089.32*

* This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online biological engineering master’s degree can help you

Biological engineering is one of the fastest growing sectors of industry nationally. If you are a STEM professional looking to earn a bioengineering degree and start a career in a growing field, this may be the program for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Biomedical Engineers

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in biological engineering is non-thesis and 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in three years.

Course work covers

  • Biomaterials engineering
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomolecular engineering
  • Nanobiotechnology

Meet our faculty

Dr. Heather K. Hunt

Associate Professor


Dr. Hunt’s work explores the interfaces between surface chemistry, structure, composition and bulk, physical properties of advanced materials for optics, electronics and environmental applications with a focus on the development of new techniques and materials systems that allow tailoring of optoelectronic material properties at the molecular level. Using principles of rational design and self-assembly, she designs and characterizes novel, nanostructured materials for optoelectronic devices.

Read more about Dr. Hunt.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the College of Engineering.