Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements 

 

Professional M.S. Program  

The Professional MS program requires a total of 30 credits, which include: 

  • Statistics - 3 credits 
  • Ethics - 3 credits 
  • Math - 3 credits 
  • Life Science - 6 credits 
  • Track Courses - 9 credits 
  • Bioengineering Seminar (2 total) - 0 credits 
  • Electives - 6 credits 

Total - 30 credits  

 

Research M.S. Program  

The Research MS program requires a total of 36 credits, which include: 

  • Graduate Engineering Mathematics - 3 credits 
  • Statistics for Bioengineers - 3 credits 
  • Societal, Political and Ethical Issues in Bioengineering - 3 credits 
  • Life Sciences - 6 credits  
  • Track Courses - 9 credits  
  • MS Thesis - 8 credits 
  • Teaching Practicum - 1 credit 
  • Bioengineering Seminar - 3 credits 

Total - 36 Credits  

 

PhD Program  

The PhD program requires a total of 72 credits, which include: 

  • Statistics - 3 credits 
  • Ethics - 3 credits 
  • Math - 3 credits 
  • Life Science - 9 credits 
  • Track Courses - 9 credits 
  • Electives - 9 credits 
  • Teaching Practicum - 2 credits 
  • Bioengineering Seminar - 2 credits 
  • Research Dissertation - 26 credits 

Total - 72 credits  

 

MD/PhD Program  

The MD/PhD program requires a total of 72 credits, which include: 

  • Statistics - 3 credits 
  • Math - 3 credits 
  • Track Courses - 9 credits 
  • Electives - 15 credits 
  • Bioengineering Seminar - 8 credits 
  • Research Dissertation - 32 credits 

Total - 72 credits