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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.

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