How to Apply

Prospective graduate students should apply online through the Graduate College at the University of Illinois. ApplyYourself is a web-based application system. It allows you to track your admission progress and conduct most of the admission process electronically.  Choose the "Bioinstrumentation-MEng" degree option when applying for the M.Eng. program.

We are currently accepting applications now for Fall 2016 admission for both the on-campus and the online program.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Checklist

  • Official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded into the application form, but formal transcripts will be required once admitted.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement (500 words or less). Share your past leadership experiences and provide examples of your teamwork and communication skills. Why are you interested in this program and what values, experiences and expertise you would bring into the classroom and your study team that will supplement the program’s learning environment? What are your expectations of the M.Eng. in Bioinstrumentation program and how can it benefit you, as you prepare for a career in industry or for the next stage in your career? This is an important component of your application and provides the admissions committee with information about your written communication skills and insight into how you work, think and act.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE). General aptitude test scores - Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical portions. The GRE is required for those with less than two years of work experience.  A GRE subject test is not required. These scores must be submitted through ETS, the company that gives the GRE. The institution code for the University of Illinois is 1836. For the department code, use "00" or "0000". 

Begin your application