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College of Engineering

Master of Science in Bioengineering

Envision your future driving health care innovation with a bioengineering degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

When you get an M.S. bioengineering degree, you prepare to contribute cutting-edge research and solutions to advance medical science. Some of today’s most exciting health care innovations rely on bioengineering techniques in bioimaging, tissue engineering, biomechanics, and more.

Our interdisciplinary bioengineering degree allows you to engage your curiosity in various scientific domains, including chemistry, physics, software engineering, and statistics. Build your skills to prepare for industry bioengineering jobs or further graduate study in medicine or sciences. This ever-evolving field promises a fascinating career in applying the latest scientific advances to real-world medical problems. Join us at one of the country’s best bioengineering schools to tackle the pressing issues of the 21st century.

Why choose the M.S. bioengineering program at N.C. A&T?

In our M.S. bioengineering program, you’ll find out why N.C. A&T is ranked the number one producer of African American master’s degree in engineering graduates. Our two-year bioengineering degree is a terrific next step after your B.S. in science or engineering. Choose your concentration and degree format for advanced graduate study with passionate educators and excellent facilities of one of the best bioengineering schools: N.C. A&T.

Low student-to-faculty ratio. The 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio of our bioengineering degree classes means you’ll work closely with faculty in classes and the laboratory. Learn alongside inspiring bioengineering degree faculty members, who will mentor and support you as you achieve your specific goals in applied science.

NSF-funded research projects. As one of the best bioengineering schools, N.C. A&T has been awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center grant to study metallic biomaterials, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Cincinnati. You can participate in intramural internships in the areas of craniofacial and orthopedic applications, cardiovascular devices, and responsive biosensors for implants.

Thesis, project, and course-only options. Follow your own educational pathway, working with faculty to design a program that allows you to excel in your advanced bioengineering degree. Shape your studies to fit your interests.

State-of-the-art facilities. As an N.C. A&T M.S. bioengineering student, you will have access to our outstanding laboratories, which include:

  • Cell/tissue engineering lab
  • Two-photon confocal microscope lab
  • Light sheet microscope/mass cytometer lab
  • Biomaterials lab
  • Cellular system lab
  • Microfluidic lab
  • Biomechanics lab

Dream. Career paths for bioengineering degree graduates


Your M.S. bioengineering from N.C. A&T prepares you for advanced bioengineering jobs in the medical device industry, consulting, and the government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that bioengineering jobs will increase by 10% over the next decade, which is much faster than average. In addition, your bioengineering degree prepares you for well-compensated employment in this growing area of scientific innovation. Options for bioengineering jobs can include:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research and development specialist
  • Biopharmaceutical researcher
  • Medical device designer
  • Biotechnology analyst
  • Clinical policy advisor
  • Optical sensing engineer

Another option for graduates of the M.S. bioengineering program is to pursue doctoral study in:

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry

If you are interested in further graduate study or advanced careers in health psychology, our program is also excellent preparation for a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in health psychology or clinical psychology.

Connect. Bioengineering degree faculty

Who you work with makes a profound difference in your drive to succeed in the sciences. We pride ourselves on our excellence in research and teaching—and our determination to inspire students translates into passionate and engaged scholarship for our graduate students.

Study with the committed faculty of N.C. A&T’s M.S. bioengineering program, who all hold advanced degrees from prestigious institutions and are very active in research and professional applications of advanced practice in engineering science.

Our faculty members include master’s students when they conduct research in a variety of medical and life sciences subjects, like biosystems analysis, implantable medical devices, artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosignals, and biosensors.

Achieve. M.S. bioengineering courses and curriculum

N.C. A&T’s bioengineering program emphasizes advanced research and education in applying engineering principles, methods, and technologies to problems in health care. Students work with their advisor to choose bioengineering courses that further their skills and build upon their capabilities to reach their goals.

Courses include:

  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneur
  • Computational System Biology
  • Artificial Organs

In addition to electives in bioengineering, students choose courses in other engineering disciplines, computer and data science, and life sciences.

Learn more about the M.S. in bioengineering course options and program of study in the
graduate catalog.
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for M.S. bioengineering students

Pursue your advanced bioengineering degree affordably with the support of financial aid and scholarships at N.C. A&T. We’re committed to helping you DO—create, discover, design, imagine, invent, and grow to reach your aspiration in our graduate program. Discover how affordable it can be to attend one of the best bioengineering schools in the country. Explore financial aid opportunities for graduate students

Discover. Programs related to the bioengineering degree

Discover the cutting-edge science in bioengineering at N.C. A&T, where you will delve into the latest ideas in health care applications. You may also be interested in our related programs:

Apply to the M.S. bioengineering program today