Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University

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Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at Case Western Reserve University provides a learning environment that encourages students to apply biomedical engineering methods to advance fundamental scientific discovery. Biomedical engineering faculty are recognized thought leaders in artificial intelligence, biomedical imaging and analytics, biomaterials, neural engineering, metabolic systems, and biosensors. As a student in the program, you will engage in innovative research projects to improve human health and bring research from the lab to the patient. It is a 30-credit STEM-designated program. It includes six months in India and 1.5 years on campus in Ohio, US.

#1 Private University in Ohio
Four semesters and 30 credits degree
The BME program has a STEM designation which will enable international students to avail of a 3-year post-study work visa (Optional Practical Training).
#1 in Best Engineering Jobs by U.S. News & World Report
Cost reduction by almost INR 17 lakhs on tuition fees with the Leap Advantage-CWRU pathway program.
The tuition rates are subject to change
With Leap Advantage (1 Semester online, 3 on campus)
Regular US Course (4 Semesters on campus)
Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees $44,904
Tuition Fees: $65,460
Career opportunities

CWRU's biomedical engineering program is committed to engineering better health through practical applications of engineering science and health technology. Founded in 1968 and one of the first biomedical engineering programs in the world, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked #16 globally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts biomedical engineering jobs as the fastest growing in the US. Graduates can work as:

Clinical Engineer

Biomedical Technician

Biomedical Designer

Biomedical Product Developer

Lab Technician

Medical Device Analyst

India Edition | Semester 1 | Online

Admission process starts in India.

1st semester, study online in India.

Academic mentoring, pedagogy, and coursework by CWRU faculty and staff.

Non-academic support provided by Leap, including visa counseling, mentorship, and soft skills training.

Students can continue working part-time in India, earning their first semester course credits online.

Start networking and accessing the University Career Center during the online semester by attending virtual workshops designed for international students.

US Edition | Semester 2, 3, 4 | On Campus

Students transfer to the US and spend their second, third and fourth semesters on campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for on-campus jobs, fellowships and research assistantships, just like other full-time students.

Students will graduate with a degree from the US university and be eligible to apply for a 3-year post-study work visa called Optional Practical Training (OPT), similar to a full-time international student. 

Become job-ready by attending in-person resume reviews, mock interviews, and career fairs. Students who use the University Career Center are 67% more likely to obtain full-time jobs after graduation than their peers.

Eligibility for MS-BME Pathway Program

An undergraduate 4-year engineering, natural sciences, or mathematical sciences degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

A minimal mathematical background includes calculus through differential equations. A minimal science and engineering background includes a combined total of three years of physical, chemical, and engineering sciences.

English Proficiency test is waived off for students applying through Leap.

GRE/GMAT scores are waived off for students applying through Leap.

Some prerequisite courses may be required.

Application Documentation

2 Recommendation Letters from professional or academic sources

Official Transcripts (Digital copy)

Resume (Max - 2 Pages)

Statement of Purpose:

1) Why are you choosing our program?
2) What do you hope to achieve with the knowledge and skills learned?
3) What value you and your background would bring to the program?

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What is the Leap Advantage - CWRU Pathway program?

We have partnered with Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering for their MS in Biomedical Engineering program. It provides students with experiential and applied learning that will help them gain skills for one of the fastest-growing fields in the US.

What are the eligibility requirements for this program?

The minimum eligibility requirement is a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, or mathematical sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Please read more in the eligibility section for more information.

What are the English proficiency and other requirements for this program?

The English proficiency requirement is waived for students applying through Leap. Applicants must prove that English was the teaching medium during their previous education. The GRE requirement is also waived for Leap Advantage students.

Does CWRU accept a 15-year education from India?

For this program, applicants require 16 years of education.

What is the deadline for the CWRU MS in Biomedical Engineering program?

Open registration for Fall 2024 will begin in April 2024. Classes for Fall 2024 begin online August 26th. Book your free counselling session today to learn more about this exciting program at one of the best schools in the US.

Are there any scholarships or assistantships available for the program?

All students can apply for graduate scholarships. BME program fellowships and research assistantships are competitive. Students must be admitted to apply, and most opportunities require an additional application.

Can Students work during their studies in the US?

Yes, international students on an F-1 visa can work up to 20 hours per week on-campus during the academic semesters. On-campus jobs are competitive, not guaranteed, and typically are not professional-level positions. After receiving admission, students can view campus job openings on the online job board to apply.

What are STEM and OPT?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students studying in a STEM-designated program can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing them to work for 12 months in the US after completing the degree program. The STEM designation of the CWRU Biomedical Engineering program makes students eligible for an additional 24-month OPT extension. With up to 36 months more time to work and network in the US, international students can build valuable professional skills and contacts to help them with their career endeavors.

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