Programs and DegreesThe department supports five graduate degrees in three programs of study:
In the Biosystems Engineering masters and doctoral programs, we are committed to linking engineering sciences and mathematics to real-world problems involving natural and man-made biologically-based systems. We strive to train students with the ability to serve humanity by applying engineering knowledge to solving problems facing society. Admission to this degree program requires an undergraduate engineering degree or significant engineering coursework. If you do not have an engineering background, please consider one of our other graduate degree programs.
In the Biosystems Engineering Technology masters program, students from agricultural or related undergraduate fields apply engineering technology to a variety of agricultural and biological systems. Focus areas include machinery systems; environmental quality and resource conservation; instrumentation, sensor and control systems; and bioprocessing.
In the Environmental & Soil Sciences masters and doctoral programs, we seek to give students a firm understanding of both soils and their environmental context, enabling them to make informed decisions about conserving and managing our land and water resources. The complementary strengths of our soil scientists, climatologist, together with interaction with the engineering faculty, allow students to gain an understanding of environmental systems that will serve them well in their professional careers.
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