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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. Biological engineering (or bioengineering) is one of the fastest-growing sectors of industry nationally. Bioengineering is a science-based engineering discipline that integrates engineering and biological sciences in one curriculum. Bioengineers apply scientific and engineering principles to design and develop products, systems and/or processes.
The online master's in biological engineering (non-thesis) is a course work-intensive degree program. These courses allow students to explore a range of topics, and develop new skill sets in the field of bioengineering. Students have the flexibility to customize a plan of study to choose from a variety of courses according to their interests. Students will also have the opportunity to develop research skills by completing a substantial independent project.
Official nameMaster of science in biological engineering
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Engineering | Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
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Bioengineers apply scientific and engineering principles to develop products, systems and/or processes to improve human and animal health, bio-resource utilization and environment protection.
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
Typical program length2-3 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Anandhi Upendran is the program director for the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Training for Aging program funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health. Its goal is to impart skills required for the scientific workforce for biomedical product development and enable interaction with cross-sector landscapes in modern academic institutions. Dr. Upendran also leads the life science innovation and entrepreneurship graduate certificate program. Her expertise helps develop and lead educational and training programs in biomedical innovation for undergraduate and graduate students and other professionals. Currently, her research program is focused on developing preclinical animal models for evaluating drugs and RNA interference therapy using nanoparticles. She also conducts clinical research and trials to validate biomarkers, diagnostic agents and sensor devices developed in the laboratory.
Reginald Rogers' research interests include improved water resources using novel nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes). His group’s focus is to develop 2D and 3D structures specifically tailored toward the removal of targeted contaminants from water systems. In addition, his group has an interest in developing carbon nanomaterial-based structures for energy storage applications, including advanced sodium-ion systems and supercapacitors. Rogers has been recognized for his teaching, research and service efforts. He received the 2021 Mentor on the Map Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, the 2019 American Chemical Society Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences and the 2018 Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers.