How to Apply

Prospective graduate students should apply through the Graduate College at the University of Illinois.

The web-based application system allows you to track your admission progress and conduct most of the admission process electronically.  Choose either the “Bioinstrumentation-MENG” or the “General Bioengineering-MENG” degree option when applying for the M.Eng. program.

Deadline for the Fall 2024 M.Eng. on-campus program admission cycle is May 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.

Deadline for applications to the online M.Eng. program:

  • for Fall semester admission: July 31
  • for Spring semester admission: Nov. 30

Application Checklist

  • Official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded into the application form, but formal transcripts will be required once admitted.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.  Must be on a letterhead and signed by the recommender.
  • Resume.
  • Please write an academic statement that answers the following questions (1,000 words max):

    • How has your academic and professional background, including any professional training, prepared you for graduate study?
    • How will our program help you achieve your intellectual and professional goals?
    • What are your academic interests, and why do you wish to pursue graduate studies in this specific program?

You will also be asked to provide short answers to personal statement questions that would provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your own unique experiences.  This is an important component of your application and provides the admissions committee with information about your written communication skills and insight into how you work, think and act.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE – optional).
  • Funding documentation and English proficiency requirements (international applicants only).  International students applying to the on-campus M.Eng. program must provide Evidence of Financial Resources.  Also for applicants whose degree is not from an institution where English is the official language, TOEFL or IELTS test results are also required.

Applicants with scores lower than the minimum noted for TOEFL or IELTS may still be admitted, but they will be required to take an English as a Second Language Placement Test (EPT) upon arrival at the University. Based on the results, applicants are generally required to enroll in a non-credit “English as a Second Language” course.   For additional information, visit the “English Proficiency Requirement for Admission” page.

International students applying to the online M.Eng. program are not required to submit funding documentation.  However, they need to meet the minimum English proficiency criteria for full status admission to be admitted to the online program.  Students will not be admitted under a limited status for the online M.Eng. program.

BIOE M.Eng. Contacts


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

Faculty Program Director
3242  Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 333-4212

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

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