Our professional Master’s curriculum is an 11-month (Summer II, Fall, Spring) program for students interested in acquiring the skills necessary to lead biomedical-related early stage ventures or to drive new product development in healthcare industries.
Our curriculum utilizes clinical immersion to identify healthcare innovation opportunities, teaches path-to-market concepts, including regulatory aspects unique to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and facilitates development of commercialization strategies for innovative biomedical technologies.
Students receive mentorship from biotech entrepreneurs, legal scholars and venture partners.
Location! Location! Location! Our program leverages two world class universities, the NCSU College of Engineering, the UNC School of Medicine, the NCSU Poole College of Management, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the emerging biotech industry in Research Triangle Park.
Applicants may apply to the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering through the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Graduate School or the North Carolina State University Graduate School. Applications to the department are pooled and reviewed by BME faculty on both campuses. Applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) documenting an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a quantitative science.
- Scores from the GRE general exam taken within the last five years. UNC institution code: #5816. NCSU institution code: #5496.
- A 2-3 page personal statement indicating why you are interested in the M.S. program focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering and its potential benefit to you and your career.
- Three recommendation letters that discuss your potential for graduate study.
- TOEFL scores (international applicants only).
ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: All materials must be received by April 14, 2020 for the June 22, 2020 start date.
Our 30-hour curriculum features three cornerstone courses, BME 501, BME 502 and BME 503, in which students work in teams to discover unmet clinical needs (BME 501), design, prototype and test solutions (BME 502), and develop operating strategies to launch a new product (BME 503). In addition to these courses, students gain additional design and regulatory expertise in BME 551 and BEC 575. The curriculum also includes three MBA courses which teach technology valuation, new venture analysis and developing a business plan. Download the MS TraIn curriculum.
MS-TraIn students spend 100+ hours in hospitals and clinics in the Triangle area (mainly during the Needs Discovery phase). Prior to clinical immersion, students must be fully “credentialed.” This includes providing a complete record of immunizations, passing a drug test and a criminal background check. The drug test and criminal background check will be initiated by the department when a student registers in the program. The immunization record must be supplied by the student. The student is also responsible for completing any additional vaccines as mandated by the hospital clinical coordinator. There are no exceptions to these requirements. Students not completing the credentialing process will not be allowed in the hospitals as part of the MS-TraIn program.
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