Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing (BIC)

Biomedical image computing is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field that influences the formation and analysis of biomedical images, as well as the design, optimization and characterization of imaging systems, using computational- and data-driven techniques. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing are revolutionizing the field of biomedical imaging.  This transformation calls for a new generation of talents with proficiency in biomedical imaging, AI and high-performance computing. Offered through the world-renowned University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, this Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing degree addresses the need for efficient, rigorous training at this exciting and rapidly evolving intersection.

Students can leverage their physics, math and computational skills to make an impact in the medical and healthcare industry. No biology or medicine background needed.

What Sets This Degree Apart

Comprehensive coursework

Instant and complete immersion in the burgeoning field of imaging science at the confluence of biomedical imaging and machine learning.  Graduates from this degree program will find careers as engineers who are developing, translating, and evaluating biomedical imaging technologies that leverage machine learning methods.

Practical training

Hands-on experiences with computational imaging and machine learning — throughout the duration of the program and a capstone project — that involve real-world data and problems. The students will also receive training in critical aspects of high-performance computing that provide immediate value to students and employers. 

World-class faculty 

Innovative curriculum developed and taught by leading bioengineering faculty members who are actively working with a wide range of modern biomedical imaging modalities in real, well-funded imaging applications.


Deadline: June 30, 2024 

We offer a rolling admission cycle, but the deadline for the Fall 2024 MS in BIC on-campus program admission cycle is June 30, 2024 .

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

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The tuition for the M.S. in BIC program follows the campus graduate and professional engineering program rates.

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

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4061 Beckman Institute, M/C 251
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-3713

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