M.S. in Biomedical Image Computing Online

Complete a professional, non-thesis master’s degree program at your own pace through the world-renowned University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

In addition to an on-campus program, the MS in Biomedical Image Computing (MS in BIC) degree program is also offered through a fully online platform. It is designed to provide strong technical training in the applications of artificial intelligence, high performing computing and machine learning techniques to medical imaging.  In addition, the flexibility of an online platform is an excellent option for students who want to pursue an advanced graduate degree while working. 


The online MS in BIC program is the exact same degree awarded to students who complete the on-campus program.  Graduates from this degree program will find careers as engineers who are developing, translating, and evaluating biomedical imaging technologies that leverage machine learning methods.


The online degree can be completed in as little as 5 semesters, depending on how many classes are taken per semester, but students have up to five years to complete it.  All online students receive access to recorded lectures and follow the class syllabus, including assignments, exams and projects.  The instructors will be available for virtual office hours and to answer questions.


Degree overview

Total credit hours:  36

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related discipline
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 for the last two years of undergraduate study – on their personal essay, students are encouraged to provide an explanation if GPA is lower than minimum
  • GRE not required
  • For applicants whose degree is not from an institution where English is the official language, TOEFL or IELTS test results are required.  Minimum scores of 103 for TOEFL and 7.5 for IELTS are required for full admission.

Applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, so personal essays and letters of recommendation are weighed just as heavily as quantitative scores and grades.


Application Deadlines

  • Application deadline for Fall semester admission: July 31
  • Application deadline for Spring semester admission: Admission made on a case-by-case basis; contact BIC program for additional information

View the application requirements checklist.


Fees and Tuition

  • The online tuition is assessed by the College of Engineering. View the Engineering Online Student Tuition.
  • The online M.Eng. in Bioengineering program is self-supporting and not able to provide any financial assistance.

For questions about our online program, contact us at bioe-gradprograms@illinois.edu.


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BIOE BIC Online Contacts


Assistant Director
1240E Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: liezlb@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-8163

Faculty Program Director
4061 Beckman Institute, M/C 251
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: fanlam1@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-3713

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Email: bioe-gradprograms@illinois.edu 
Phone: (217) 300-8066
1102 Everitt Laboratory, M/C 278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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