4+1 Biomedical Engineering BS/Masters Program


The combined degree is for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and the Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering degrees consecutively, with a goal of completing both degree requirements in five years. 6 credits of 500+ level courses may be counted towards both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. A block of transfer credits labeled as “transferred from SU undergraduate record” appears on the graduate record and applies credit hours toward the graduate degree, but is not calculated in the graduate GPA. The proposed curriculum is compatible with either the non-thesis plan or thesis plan for the Master’s degree, with the non-thesis option considered the default. If the student elects the thesis plan, 6 thesis credits will replace 3 credits of BEN graduate technical electives and 3 credits of engineering/math/science graduate electives.

The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.


Students must be currently enrolled in the undergraduate biomedical engineering program at Syracuse University, and should apply to the combined BS and MS program in the first semester of their third year of study. Admission is based upon academic performance. Students are accepted for graduate study after completion of the third year of study but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all bachelor’s degree requirements have been met.