Become a Bio-Innovations Leader
Biological engineering is the next frontier of innovation. A graduate degree in biological engineering prepares students for exciting, high-paying career across multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, water resources, energy, bio-manufacturing, biomedical devices, and more. Utah State University offers a research-based graduate school experience led by award-winning faculty who take pride in teaching and mentorship. Through hands-on research with our industry partners, graduate students get real-world training and networking opportunities with some of the region’s leading biotech firms.
Choose the degree path that’s right for you. All programs are offered face-to-face at the USU Logan campus.
Master of Science (MS) in Biological Engineering
- Plan A: requires coursework and a thesis. Designed for students considering a PhD or career path that requires research experience.
- Plan B: requires coursework and a research report. Designed to increase your technical knowledge while introducing the basics of research and evidence-based design.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Engineering
The PhD is a research-intensive program for students pursuing advanced leadership roles in industry or government or who plan to teach engineering at 4-year colleges and universities. Students can begin the PhD program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
- –Synthetic Biological Engineering & Bio Manufacturing
- –Gene Vector Engineering & Nanobiophotonics
- –Tissue and Cellular Engineering
- –Biology-Inspired Sensors and Biosensors
- –Biofuels from Algae and Lignocellulose
- –Metabolic Engineering
- –BioMEMS & Microbiofluidics
Algae Processing and Products Facility
Class-1000 Clean Room
Sustainable Waste to BioProducts Engineering Center
Experience Utah State
Ready to Apply?
- –Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- –Minimum 3.0 GPA
- –TOEFL or IELTS score
- –Official Transcripts
- –Three Letters of Recommendation
- –Statement of Purpose (approx. 700 words)
Before applying to the USU School of Graduate Studies, contact Lauren Shanley to explore current funding and enrollment opportunities.