Santa Clara University



To be considered for admission to the graduate program in bioengineering, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in bioengineering or related areas from an ABET accredited four-year BS degree program, or its equivalent
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 maximum scale)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)-general test
  • For students whose native language is not English, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) exam scores are required before applications are processed.

Applicants who have taken graduate-level courses at other institutions may qualify to transfer a maximum of 9 quarter units of approved credit to their graduate program at Santa Clara University. Upon acceptance, or conditional acceptance, to the graduate program in bioengineering, a student will be required to select a graduate advisor (full-time faculty member) from within the Department of Bioengineering. The student's advisor will be responsible for approving the student's course of study. Any changes to a student's initial course of study must have the written approval of the student's advisor.