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Bioengineering (Graduate)

Conduct innovative research in biological systems for application in the evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, materials and environmental engineering fields.

Bioengineering – Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

In the Bioengineering program at Montana State, graduate students further their understanding of topics related to biofilms, biochemical transformation and bioengineering in order to build professional skills and knowledge in the medical and energy system sectors. By earning a Masters of Engineering degree, candidates further their understanding of new subjects in the biological engineering field alongside award-winning faculty who are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise.




The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering hosts a variety of cutting-edge research projects, including a cross-departmental project led by assistant professor Connie Chang to explore a faster and less costly testing method for COVID-19, which could ultimately improve access to and speed of testing for the disease.



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The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the top five public, four-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.


WICHE Partnered Program
This graduate program honors the WICHE partnership for students from 15 western states. If you’re a resident of a WICHE state, you qualify for tuition significantly less than standard non-resident tuition. Learn more


Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State's Center for Biofilm Engineering has been a world leader in biofilm research for more than 25 years, pioneering discoveries with far-reaching implications in industry.




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Graduate School offer includes:

Additionally, students in the Western U.S. may be eligible to take advantage of special tuition rates due to the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). For more information, please reach out to the Graduate School for more information.

Change the World

Our interdisciplinary research is solving real-world problems. Recent projects involving graduate students in the Chemical & Biological Engineering department include:

  • Field-testing microbial chemistry for sealing hard-to-fix leaks in oil and gas wells.
  • Creating new, low-cost tools for diagnosing malaria and other diseases in low-resource settings.
  • Developing new, environmentally friendly ways of getting more biofuel energy out of agricultural biproducts like corn stover.





Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Bioengineering program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Bioengineering program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.