Shape the Future of Healthcare Technology

SMU Lyle’s Master’s in Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Specialization empowers students to advance technology that solves medical challenges and improves health.

About the Program

When applying engineering innovation to challenges in biology and medicine, the possibilities are endless – from designing life-saving medical devices to 3-D printing human organs.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Specialization equips students with in-demand skills to advance healthcare technology, improve patient care, enhance the accuracy of medical diagnoses and improve overall effectiveness of healthcare systems.

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director J.-C. Chiao.

Khengdauliu Chawang in her SMU Lyle research lab

Industry-Leading Faculty


Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners, and sync sessions for online students offer the chance to gain valuable face time with professors.


Caruth 184 students in class


Flexible Learning

Tailor your experience with our LyleAnywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes. 



Electrical Engineering Biomedical Research

Our research opportunities include:

  • Medical implants
  • Flexible biomedical sensors
  • Noninvasive electromagnetic-wave sensing
  • MEMS and microfluidics
  • Wireless devices and systems

Admissions Requirements


Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from an institution of standard collegiate rank, recognized by the accrediting agencies in whose jurisdiction the college is located, may apply for admission to the M.S. in Electrical with Biomedical Specialization. Graduates of colleges not fully recognized will be treated as special cases and required to produce evidence attesting to the quality of their programs. Any student whose bachelor’s degree is not equivalent to the comparable baccalaureate degree from SMU may be required to take sufficient additional work to make up the deficiency. All applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale). In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

  • A B.S. in one of the sciences, mathematics or computer science or in one of the engineering disciplines.
  • A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business with additional background in differential and integral calculus and physics.
  • Computer programming experience preferred.


Tuition and Fees

The general student fee is $304 per term credit hour*, $3,624 maximum. Students paying the maximum general student fee of $3,624 are eligible to receive the Sports Pack. Students paying less than the maximum general student fee may receive the Sports Pack for an additional $90.

Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.