Dual/Accelerated BS to MS in Biomedical Engineering

The dual/accelerated bachelor's to master's degree program is designed to offer outstanding biomedical engineering students the opportunity for advancing their careers by pursuing the bachelor's and master's degree in a parallel program and accelerated time frame.


Undergraduate students apply for the accelerated bachelor's to master's program through the WSU Graduate School application and admission process. Tentative graduate admission does not guarantee final admission to the graduate program and final graduate admission is contingent upon the student meeting all the admission requirements for the BME master's program at the time the bachelor's degree is awarded.

To be considered for admission to the accelerated bachelor's to master's degree program, the following must be satisfied:

  • Completion of at least 90 credit hours in the BME program;
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.000; and
  • A letter of recommendation from a member of the BME faculty who also will serve as the student's advisor in the accelerated program.

Dual Credit Courses

A maximum of 9 credit hours can be taken for graduate credit that may also be applied to the bachelor's degree. Courses eligible for joint credit include:

Course Title Hours
BME 722Introduction to Biorobotics3
BME 735Biocomputational Modeling3
BME 738Biomedical Imaging3
BME 743Mechanobiology of Cells and Tissue3
BME 748Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering3
BME 752Applied Human Biomechanics3
BME 757Clinical Biomechanics Instrumentation3
BME 777Biodegradable Materials3
BME 779Tissue Engineering3
ME 709Injury Biomechanics3

A course taken for joint credit must be identified at the time of enrollment in that course.