Biological engineering (non-thesis)

Master of science University of Missouri

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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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in biological engineering


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering | Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

Biological engineer.

Career prospects

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Biomedical Engineers
Employment growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Biomedical Engineers
Median salary

Program structure

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 two to three years.


Course work covers

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


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2-3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Logan Stockman
As an officer in the United States Air Force, I lived in different places around the globe. Access to online courses meant I could still graduate from Mizzou.
MS ’20

Faculty spotlight


  • Biomedical optics, photon migration in turbid media and subsurface imaging.
  • Tissue optics and non-invasive tissue characterization.
  • Optical imaging in vision studies, dynamic pupil light reflex and cortical imaging.
  • Biomedical instrumentation and signal/image processing.
Gary Yao, PhD
Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering
Heather Hunt

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.

Heather Hunt, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Online MSNT Program

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