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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.
- 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.
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.