The MS and PhD programs in Bioengineering provide training in the research and development of systems using engineering concepts and methods that apply modern technology to problems of living systems and health care. UIC Bioengineering also participates in the prestigious NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a competetive MD/PhD program providing 7 years of support for pursuit of MD and PhD degrees in a coordinated seamless experience with the UIC College of Medicine, home of the largest medical school in the country. Visit the MSTP Website for more details.

GETTING STARTED

Graduate Student Handbook – with lots of useful information

Graduate Deadlines – last day to submit thesis, drop classes, intent to graduate

Graduate Fellowships – Sources of support from the Graduate College

Graduate Program Transfer Procedures

Graduate Studies Explained – Frequently asked questions about the program

Graduate Studies Explained

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

I. BIOENGINEERING

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements: Minimum Semester Hours Required:

36 from Baccalaureate

Thesis Track:

At least 28 hours of coursework. At least 12 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, and BIOE 598. Limited credit hours in BIOE 596 (Independent Study) are allowed upon departmental approval. Students must earn at least 8 hours in BIOE 598 (Masters Thesis Research)

Coursework-only :

Students must earn 36 hours from coursework, with the addition that 16 of the 36 hours must be course offerings at the 500-level

Required Courses:

1 hour of BIOE 595. Students without a BIOE or BME BS must take BIOE 421, 430 and 460

Other Requirements:

Each student must present at least one seminar (BIOE 595)  prior to graduation

Comprehensive Examination:

None

For more information email gradbioe@uic.edu

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements: Minimum Semester Hours Required:

108 from Baccalaureate

Coursework:

Students admitted with a prior Master’s degree in BioE or a related field must complete a minimum of 24 hours of coursework, at least 12 hours of which must be Bioengineering courses. At least 12 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, 599. A maximum of 4 hours of BIOE 590 may be applied toward the degree, provided credit for BIOE 590 or a similar course was not applied toward the prior MS degree.

Students admitted with a Bachelor’s degree in BioE or a related field must complete a minimum of 48 hours of coursework. At least 24 hours must be Bioengineering courses. At least 20 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, 599. A maximum of 4 hours of BIOE 590 may be applied toward the degree

Required Courses:

1 hour of BIOE 595. Additional required courses vary by area; contact the department for the specific requirements of each area.

Comprehensive Examination:

Preliminary Examination: Required

Dissertation :

Required. Students must earn at least 60 semester hours in BIOE 599.

Other Requirements:

Each student is required to present at least one seminar (BIOE 595) prior to graduation.

Students must be registered during the semester of intended graduation.

For more information email gradbioe@uic.edu .

Graduate Catalog – Bioengineering program requirements and course offerings

BIOE MS Checklist – for all first year Bioengineering MS students to complete

BIOE PhD Checklist – for all first year Bioengineering PhD students to complete

II. BIOINFORMATICS

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements: Minimum Semester Hours Required:

36 from Baccalaureate

Thesis Track:

At least 28 hours of coursework. At least 12 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, and BIOE 598. Limited credit hours in BIOE 596(Independent Study) are allowed upon departmental approval. Students must earn at least 8 hours in BIOE 598 (Masters Thesis Research)

Coursework-only :

Students must earn 36 hours from coursework only with the addition that 16 of the 36 hours must be BIOE course offerings at the 500-level

Required Courses:

1 hour of BIOE 595. All student must take BIOE 480, 481 and 530

Comprehensive Examination:

None

Other Requirements:

Each student must present at least one seminar prior to graduation

For more information email gradbioe@uic.edu

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements: Minimum Semester Hours Required:

108 from Baccalaureate

Coursework:

Students admitted with a prior Master’s degree in BioE or a related field must complete a minimum of 24 hours of coursework, at least 12 hours of which must be Bioengineering courses. At least 12 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, 599. A maximum of 4 hours of BIOE 590 may be applied toward the degree, provided credit for BIOE 590 or a similar course was not applied toward the prior MS degree

Students admitted with a Bachelor’s degree in BioE or a related field must complete a minimum of 48 hours of coursework. At least 32 hours must be Bioengineering courses. At least 20 hours must be at the 500-level, excluding BIOE 595, 596, 599. A maximum of 4 hours of BIOE 590 may be applied toward the degree

Required Courses:

1 hour of BIOE 595.

Comprehensive Examination:

Departmental Qualifying Examination: Required Preliminary Examination: Required

Dissertation :

Required. Students must earn at least 60 semester hours in BIOE 599

Other Requirements:

Each student is required to present at least one seminar (BIOE 595) prior to graduation

Students must be registered during the semester of intended graduation

For more information email gradbioe@uic.edu

Graduate Catalog – Bioinformatics program requirements and course offerings

BIOI MS Thesis Checklist – for all first year Bioinformatics MS thesis students to complete

BIOI MS Non-Thesis Checklist – for all first year Bioinformatics MS non-thesis students to complete

BIOI PhD Checklist – for all first year Bioinformatics PhD students to complete

THESIS DEFENSE & PRELIM RULES

MS Thesis Defense – everything you need to know

PhD Dissertation Defense – everything you need to know

Preliminary Exam – everything you need to know

Reserve a room – for your thesis defense, lab meeting or special event.

GRADUATE FORMS

Committee Recommendation – used for approval of committees for MS thesis defense, doctoral preliminary examination or doctoral dissertation defense

Change of Thesis Title or Committee Members – complete this form only for changes of thesis title or committee member(s) that were previously approved by the Graduate College