The bioengineering graduate program, centered in the department of bioengineering, is preparing future bioengineering leaders in academia, industry and government. The program is one of the most innovative graduate programs in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is world-renowned for its teaching and research excellence.

How to Apply

The department of bioengineering has a competitive admissions process due to its large applicant pool. For more information regarding the admissions criteria and application process:

The graduate application is processed by the Graduate College and is available online.

Dates and Deadlines

View the Application Deadline page for important dates for the M.S. and Ph.D programs.

Deadline for priority consideration for the Fall 2024 M.Eng. on-campus program admission cycle is March 31, 2024.  We would be able to review your application and make an admission decision quickly if you submit your application sooner than the deadline noted.  Applications to our online M.Eng. in BIOE program are accepted on a rolling basis for either Fall or Spring term.

Commitment to Diversity

The department of bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to the integration of groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We aim to provide access to inclusive education and showcase how our diverse community provides enriching perspectives to develop creative solutions to real-world challenges. We affirm our commitment to foster a learning environment that encourages open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect, so that students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and perspectives may thrive.


For additional information about our graduate program, please email us at or call (217) 333-1867.