Graduate Students

BME Program Information

*NOTE:  For reference, the old (2012) version of the Graduate Handbook is available here. Current students should use the 2020 version.


BME Graduate Course Information

General BME graduate course information and registration instructions, including Special Topics Courses offered AY 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree Program

*NOTE: This is only an example. Each student must work out the exact details with his/her advisor.

BME Graduate Plans of Study

All first-year graduate students should fill out a Plan of Study form and review it with their Academic Advisor.  Forms for each BME Graduate Degree Program are below, along with examples for guidance.

BME PhD Qualifying Exam

All PhD students must pass the Qualifying Examination to advance to candidacy.  Detailed requirements and procedures are below.


BME PhD Dissertation

BS/MS and BS/ME Combined Programs

Other Forms

The following forms must be obtained from the WPI Registrar:

  • Course Designation Form (to double count courses for BS/MS and BS/ME)
  • Transfer Credit Request
  • Change of Degree (e.g., from MS to ME)
  • Application for Graduation
  • Graduate Student Project Registration Form


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