Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing (BIC)

Biomedical image computing is a large, rapidly growing industry and research field comprising the formation and analysis of diagnostic images. Both image system design and biomedical image analysis currently are being revolutionized at a tremendous rate by the emergence of machine learning techniques. This Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing degree addresses the need for efficient, rigorous training focused at the intersection of biomedical imaging science, high-performance computing and machine learning.

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, 2023

Applications for the Fall 2023 on-campus cohort are being considered for admission consideration until June 30, 2023 (extended deadline).

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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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