UIC’s Department of Bioengineering offers master of science degrees in bioengineering and bioinformatics. Within each degree program, students can choose between a thesis track and a non-thesis track.
A master’s degree in bioengineering from UIC prepares you for a wide range of career paths in the biomedical field, including:
- Researchers in academic, industry, or government laboratories
- Researchers in medical schools and hospitals
- Research and development positions at companies
- Entrepreneurship in bioengineering
If you might want to continue on for a PhD in bioengineering or bioinformatics after your master’s degree, successful completion of the thesis option serves as an excellent foundation for doctoral study.