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Coterminal B.S./M.S. Program in Bioengineering

This option is available to outstanding Stanford undergraduates who wish to work simultaneously toward a B.S. in another field and an M.S. in Bioengineering. The degrees may be granted simultaneously or at the conclusion of different quarters, though the bachelor's degree cannot be awarded after the master's degree has been granted. The University minimum requirements for the coterminal bachelor's/master's program are 180 units for the bachelor's degree plus 45 unduplicated units for the master's degree. Students may apply for the coterminal B.S. and M.S. program after 120 undergraduate units have been completed and they must be accepted into our program one quarter before receiving the B.S. degree. Students should apply directly to the Bioengineering Student Service Office by December 1, 2009. Students interested in the coterminal degree must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); applications may be obtained at Prospective applicants should see the application form, instructions, and supporting documents at University regulations and forms concerning coterminal degree programs are available at

The application must provide evidence of potential for strong academic performance as a graduate student. The application is evaluated and acted upon by the graduate admissions committee of the department. Students are expected to enter with a series of core competencies in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computing, and engineering. Typically, a GPA of at least 3.5 in engineering, science, and math is expected.

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