Join UW Bioengineering in Inventing the Future of Medicine!

Are you ready to:

  • Dive into the process of discovery?
  • Develop dual expertise in engineering and science?
  • Build strong skills in written and oral communication, teamwork, analysis, independent learning and innovation?
  • Study commercialization with faculty who have taken their research from academia to industry?
  • Join other students in local and national contests of innovation, invention and business plan creation?

At UW Bioengineering, students make new discoveries which lead to biomedical innovation. Graduates pursue diverse careers and leadership roles in industry, academia and medicine. Our partnership with UW’s highly regarded medical school and the College of Engineering allows UW Bioengineering students to access an impressive list of engineering and medical faculty. In addition, UW Bioengineering’s close proximity to global health organizations and clinical care in Seattle – including a Level I Trauma and Burn center, a VA Hospital and a children’s hospital – provides our students with opportunities to obtain real-world experience translating research into bedside technology.

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Undergraduate ProgramStudent working with professor in lab

UW Bioengineering undergraduates join a community of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving lives. UW Bioengineering’s undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more about our ABET accreditation.

There are three ways to enter the undergraduate program at UW Bioengineering: Direct Admission (High school students), Early Admission (UW freshmen) and Upper Admission (UW sophomores and transfer students).

Learn more about UW Bioengineering undergraduate program admissions.

Student discussing research with faculty memberM.S. and Ph.D. Programs

UW Bioengineering encourages diverse students with degrees in engineering, mathematics, the physical or life sciences to apply to our graduate programs.

UW Bioengineering’s graduate programs include the Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioengineering and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering. UW Bioengineering also offers a B.S./M.S. option, enabling B.S. Bioengineering students from UW to complete their project as a Master’s student.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering graduate program admissions.

Master of Applied BioengineeringStudent working with bioengineering laboratory equipment and devices

UW Bioengineering’s Master of Applied Bioengineering program trains students to apply engineering design to address today’s clinical challenges and fulfill the market-based demands of industry and medicine for biotechnology. Graduates will have in-demand skills for work in biomedical industry and translational research.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering Master of Applied Bioengineering admissions.

Woman working with optics equipment in labOnline Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering

UW Bioengineering’s professional master’s degree program in Pharmaceutical Bioengingineering (PharBE) and certificate programs enable working professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to explore advanced education in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and design, pharmaceutics and translational pharmaceutics.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s Online Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering Admissions.