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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Biological Engineering

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Biological Engineering is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (SM/MBA)
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Biological engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Bioengineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bioengineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Applied biosciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied biosciences
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Biomedical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological engineering
Master of Science (SM) Toxicology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

513
Applied
39
Accepted
23
Enrolled
8%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL:
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

140
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.43%
Black or African American 1.43%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 25.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 8.57%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 0
Male (29)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomaterials; biophysics; cell and tissue engineering; computational modeling of biological and physiological systems; discovery and delivery of molecular therapeutics; new tools for genomics; functional genomics; proteomics and glycomics; macromolecular biochemistry and biophysics; molecular, cell and tissue biomechanics; synthetic biology; systems biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
55,030,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 56-651
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Department Head
Phone: 617-452-4086

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