UW Bioengineering Academic Program Admissions

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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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UW Bioengineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program. The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering 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:

  1. Direct Admission (High school students)
  2. Early Admission (UW freshmen)
  3. Upper Admission (UW sophomores and transfer students)

In UW Bioengineering, students join a community of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving lives.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering undergraduate program admissions.

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 designed for those students who will be completing a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at UW to continue their project as a project as part of a Master of Science degree program in Bioengineering.

UW Bioengineering selects the best applicants from a wide array of backgrounds. Students with a broad education and degree in engineering, mathematics, the physical or life sciences are welcome to apply.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering graduate program admissions.

UW Bioengineering offers a Professional Master’s Program (PMP) in Pharmaceutical Bioengineering (PharBE) as well as a variety of certificate programs designed for working engineers, scientists, researchers and 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.

Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status allows post baccalaureate students who are not presently seeking a graduate degree at the University of Washington to take UW graduate courses and apply up to 12 credits toward degree requirements should they later be accepted into a graduate program. Students may hold GNM status in only one graduate program at a time and may not hold any other student status while enrolled as a GNM student: http://www.grad.washington.edu/admissions/gnm.shtml

This program is ideal for those seeking to expand their knowledge and skill in their current jobs, or those who wish to receive training to transition to a new career.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering Professional Master’s and Certificate Programs Admissions.