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BioPh.D. Handbook | Master's Degree in Bioengineering

Bioengineering Ph.D.
For the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
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The program does not normally admit students to pursue Master’s degrees. However, your plans to pursue a Ph.D. may be affected by changes in career plans, life circumstances, or other events. You may, with the approval of your advisor and the program director, obtain a terminal Master’s degree in Bioengineering. The requirements for the Master’s degree are: at least 15 credits in engineering courses, 18 total course credits, and 24 total credits (research and coursework).

You must complete a project report on the research you completed during your tenure at Notre Dame. This written report should be assessed by a committee of three faculty members. The written report should be distributed to the faculty committee at least 10 business days prior to the oral examination.

The oral examination is the final comprehensive examination for the Master’s degree. A majority vote of the committee is required to pass the oral comprehensive examination.