2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Bioengineering

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Bioengineering


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3, detailing research accomplishments, academic preparation, industrial experience, communications skills, other technical training, and potential for future professional development

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit (1) the online application for graduate admission; 2) the departmental application available on the departmental website; (3) a clear and realistic statement of purpose; and (4) a resume.

Applicants whose native language is not English must score at least 600 on the paper and pencil Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 100 on the internet-based TOEFL, or receive an overall band score of 8.0 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) examination to be considered for admission.

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the prerequisites listed under each field on the prerequisite sheet available on the departmental website.

M.S.: The statement of purpose should relate reasons for seeking admission. Applicants should have a B.S. degree or its equivalent in engineering, life science, or physical science.

Ph.D.: Applicants should have a B.S. degree or its equivalent, with a grade point average in the final two years of not less than 3.00, in engineering, life science, or physical science.Admission to the Ph.D. program is granted to a small group each year, according to the following criteria: (1) Evidence of capacity for original scholarship and research in the field of Biomedical Engineering; (2) outstanding GRE scores and references; and (3) demonstration of adequate communication skills, particularly in writing, in the work submitted.

Program Name


Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

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