Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Designing and improving biological technologies is a top challenge in improving human health, and we need the best engineers to meet the ever-changing demands. With a graduate degree in Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering from Mines, you will gain rigorous training at the interface of biology and mathematical, computational and engineering sciences to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Under the leadership of top faculty and and hands-on research, you will gain a world-class education that will advance your career and help you become a leader in your field.

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#20 Top School in
the West 2019,
Forbes

money

$93,135 average
yearly salary,
ZipRecruiter

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#2 Return on Investment,
Money Magazine, 2018

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Requirements and Costs

MASTER OF SCIENCE Thesis and Non-Thesis

  • A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Adequate undergraduate training to do graduate work in this program
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Adequate undergraduate training to do graduate work in this program
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for master’s non-thesis and certificate programs for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (Thesis)

  • 10 credit hours core courses
  • 8 credit hours elective courses
  • 12 credit hours research
  • Present and defend thesis

MASTER OF SCIENCE (Non-Thesis)

  • 10 credit hours core courses
  • 14 credit hours elective courses
  • 6 credit hours independent study

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • 10 credit hours core courses
  • 14 credit hours elective courses
  • 24 credit hours of research
  • Qualifying exam
  • Submit and defend thesis

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 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

Career Outcomes

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Project scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Immunology scientist
  • Quantitative biologist
  • Imaging scientist
  • Bioinformatics scientist

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Degree Options

Master’s

  • Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

PhD

  • Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

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